This cartridge will take you along the flight path of a little known World War II mystery that is still unsolved to this day.
You will need a car or a very creative mind to come up with some bike/bus/walking combo.
The driving will sometimes repeat areas, but you are chasing a ghost.
We hope you enjoy - if you want to double the playing time, you could probably grab about 25 geocaches or so along the way.
The related geocache is here: (visit link)
HockeyHiker19 played it on 11/9/2013
Greetings from Davis, CA! Papa EGTH and I played this cartridge yesterday. Our friends Team Pluto had recently played it and they were certain that I'd have one of my infamous meltdowns caused by frustration while playing this Wherigo. We knew it would involve a lot of time and driving, so that wasn't the real issue for me. The issue was the, in my opinion, poor choice for the final container location. An ivy-covered, poison oak-infested eucalyptus forest? Not cool. I'm very allergic to PO and since it is dormant right now, the search at the final vague location was not fun in the least.
Most of the objects mentioned as being at the final are no longer there and the cartridge should be updated. We spent so much wasted time looking for those objects and only a check in call to Team Pluto confirmed that they were missing. The coconuts, key, and cache are there, but nothing else.
The cartridge worked well and we are in the habit of saving after completing each zone, so if it had crashed, which it didn't, we would not have had to start from the beginning. Thank you for sharing a bit of interesting history. I'm just disappointed with the final cache.
Team Pluto played it on 9/28/2013
Hello from Sacramento! We were in San Francisco with my uncle beginnerat72 today. We launched this wherigo from Treasure Island of course, then followed each stage, all 38.3 miles of the cartridge! The cartridge ran flawlessly on each of our phones, mine an HTC Droid DNA and my uncle's a Motorola Droid Bionic. Of course we saved the cartridge along each step of the way; what a drag it would be to have to start this cartridge over! We also found some other caches along the way, so that was cool!
This was an extremely well done wherigo, and we enjoyed the story as it took us on a journey of mystery and intrigue. It was only marred by our inability to find the final cache. We retrieved the completion code, but spent over an hour at ground zero looking for the cache, finding none of the things listed that were at or near the final stage. What a bummer! This would have been the highlight of an incredible day in SF had we found this one! I will put it on our watch list to see if someone else can find it or it is missing. Thanks for the fun! We will be back!
Xklondike played it on 10/14/2012
First Whereigo find using the WhereYouGo app on my Android phone. We now feel like a ghostly yo-yo after the highly convoluted journey we took today. Previously, one week ago at Treasure Island the adventure began. Who knew that further roadblocks, a.k.a. the Nike Women's Marathon would result in a lengthy detour around Golden Gate Park. Took a brief break to enjoy the nearby beach before heading South to continue pursuit of the blimp spirit. After successfully navigating a few more stops, we were ready to attempt the prize. But no!!! It wasn't to be that easy. I reached GZ of the provided coords only to find out that I was to be out some place completely different. Ventured out to find those voodoo items only to be bewildered further by the additional object requests. After a fruitless effort I returned to the cachemobile to enlist the help of the expert finder, my wife. She arrived at the scene and quickly located the second of the objects. The revealed item was already open, apparently the security device was inoperative. To legitimatize the find, I felt it imperative that I find the prerequisite. Eventually located it but if the hint is to be believed, you must be a taller than an average NBA star.
Thanks for the really interesting dirigible history. Enjoyed chasing a ghostly spirit just before Halloween.
deadley played it on 10/13/2012
Fantastic again. Only saw this last night and came out early this morning for this and my 1st visit to Treasure Island, so thanks for getting me here.
Cool bit of history, infact my hometown Southend, Essex, England was bombed by a Zeppelin during the 1st World War and i remember my nan telling me about the destruction as a kid, only 1/2 a mile from where i grew up (visit link)
I again armed myself with a tablet and phone and only had one problem today, 1st answer wasnt accepted, even though correct, on 4 attempts. Got it done eventually and moved onwards. The driving on this helped a lot as i could charge batteries
All stages were great, been to some before, walked past others only recently not knowing nothin about the history of the area. Got some strange looks from some golfers and decided to walk the last 4 stages as parking can be tough.
Pretty cool gz and enjoyed the stages involved in that, took a rubber blimp. It took me between 2 and 3 hours, but i did walk a fair bit off the last few stages. Like previous logs, recommend it and a big favourite for me. Thanks for a interesting morning and TFTC
Winterwolfe played it on 10/3/2012
FTF with thelins at 11:43am!
This Wherigo was so well put together and just a ton of fun, just like the CO's previous Wherigo (San Francisco's Movie Trail: (visit link) We started it yesterday, but it took us a bit longer than we expected (we are a bit navigationally challenged!) We ran out of time right before the final two stops - It hurt to drive away, so close to the final, but we made it back this morning to make the grab and how nice to find a blank long sheet!
Very, very interesting historical story behind this Wherigo, one that was totally new to me. The views at the starting point are just gorgeous and a few beach stops in the middle added to the beauty. The final was a bit challenging, but in a good way. All-in-all, a fabulous adventure and I highly recommend it!
Thanks for the great fun, caccbag and JBS.