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Barrett Branch Library Wherigo Adventure Wherigo Cache

Hidden : 09/09/2017
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Geocache Description:

This geocache is NOT at the posted location, but it is very close by inside the Kate Waller Barrett Library hidden among thousands of books. To locate the exact location of the cache you must download and complete the Wherigo Cartridge below. This library was built in 1937 and has a lot of history attached to it. There are 10 questions based on this history. I have added a location map of the markers below, and you do not have to pass the circulation desk to locate the information.

Cache is only available when the Library is open. See hours below. There is only street parking at this library. Pay attention to posted signs and pay your meter.

Alert: You are about to download files that contains further details needed to find this geocache. As the cache owner, I represent that these files are safe to download although they have not been checked by Groundspeak or by the reviewer for possible malicious content. Download files at your own risk.

Download the cartridge HERE: DOWNLOAD

Note: Garmin no longer supports Wherigo Cartridges. Use the "WhereYouGo" app for Andriod devices, and the "Wherigo" app for Apple devices. These cartridges work best on Android and Apple devices.


Monday: 1pm-9pm
Tuesday: 10am-9pm
Wednesday: 10am-7pm
Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Approved by James Cahill, Barrett Branch Manager

This book had a long strange road to get here. I would like to thank RobbitandPaul for supplying me with it and CalvinRTVP for constructing it.

Gold and Iron 2: The never published cache.

As told by RobbitandPaul

About a year after we started caching (2010), we found a puzzle cache in a library not too far from our sons home. We were enchanted by the idea of this cache, and vowed we would put one in our neighborhood library as well. It took Robbit about 5 months to build a book from a hollow shell and shortly thereafter we had our new cache approved. “The Cache” was active for two years and in that time accumulated 68 finds and 21 favorite points.

In the intervening 4 years we have created 5 additional caches in local Virginia libraries, as well as one near our winter home in Florida. The latest was placed and published this weekend at the Chinn Library in Prince William County. A few days after it published we received a phone call that they had found another geocache book hidden on their shelves and they didn’t know what to do with it.

We visited the library today to retrieve the duplicate book. It was the “sister cache” to the first book we had found five years ago. The cache had been placed on the shelves but never published because there was another puzzle cache too close by. The cacher who placed the book never retrieved it from the shelves in the hope that the interfering cache would go inactive.

In the interim he had moved to another state and forgotten his book. So here we are, First to Find on an unpublished 6 year old geocache. It contained 2 TB’s (one belonging to the cache owner) which will shortly be resuming their journeys; and we are awaiting instructions from the original cache owner to see if he wishes his book returned or if we need to find another library in need of a unique cache.


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