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Version: 5.4
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  • Average Rating: 4 stars
  • Created by: Rusty o Junk
  • Submitted by: Charter Member Rusty O Junk
  • Start at:  Play Anywhere
  • Location: n/a
  • Play Time: Less than 1 hour
  • Date Added: 4/10/2013 5:41 AM
  • Last Updated: 12/20/2014 4:07 PM
  • Downloads: 2368
  • Completions: 33

This wherigo is a simple puzzle that can be easily solved in the field but a pencil and paper may be helpful. The playing field is divided into 9 squares arranged in a 3 X 3 grid. There are 9 number items in the game numbered 1 through 9. As you start 2 of the numbers are already placed into the grid. The other 7 numbers are in your inventory. Your job is to place the correct number into the correct box in the grid. Instructions are in the cartridge under TASKS in the main screen.

About This Cartridge

This cartridge may be played for geocaches in several states. As the cartridge starts you choose from a list of states with wherigo geocaches included in the cartridge. Upon completion of the puzzle you will be given the GC number and coordinates for the associated geocache in that state and none other. For another state you may restart and play the cartridge again.

Not all states are included in the cartridge. If you would like to add your state to the cartridge visit this webpage. (visit link)

A map and list of states currently in the cartridge may be found here. (visit link)


Starting Location

This is a play anywhere cartridge. It requires an open space of about 200 foot square. Parking lots, parks, fields all work well. Start the cartridge when you are standing in the center and the grid will be created around you. 

Recent Cartridge Logs:

Groundspeak Premium Member goldfinch played it on 12/17/2014

Rating: 4 stars

State number 3 now completed see list below for all that care what states I have done. This one has a little story to go along with it. While in Hawaii I was going to find this cache. When I started the cartridge I had made a mistake somehow and pick Florida instead of Hawaii. When I had completed the cartridge it was to my surprise that the cache was hundreds of miles away. Had to run cartridge again to get the correct coordinates for Hawaii. Having the coordinates for Florida, I had to find the cache while down here also.

State complete


Groundspeak Premium Member youkfish played it on 11/20/2014

Rating: 4 stars

I tried this last weekend on my Garmin 450, but it was cold and I didn't realize it was a puzzle too. Logged a failure then, so tried again tonight in a neighborhood park and learned that there are different types of WIGs. Solved the puzzle and played the grid for a successful final coordinates in Loveland, CO. Will have to check out some of the other states when I can.

Thanks for a fun one!


Groundspeak Premium Member KJKlock played it on 11/19/2014

Rating: 5 stars

After I got out of my meeting today, I didn’t even go back to the hotel to change clothes; I just headed out to find more Wherigo caches. I had played and found 3 Wherigos last night, and I needed to find more. I tried for 3 more of them tonight but only ended up finding 2 of them. This was one of the ones that I did find. I had messed with this cartridge back in Colorado a few weeks ago and got frustrated with the numbers that were nailed in place. I figured out what I needed to do, but I gave up on actually completing it at the time. Tonight, I had lots of flat, open space to work with, so I did the Hawaii version (found the container) and then I did the Colorado version so I could save those coords in my GPS receiver for when I’m back home. I like this concept of one cartridge to find up to 50 different caches. I’ve developed 3 cartridges so far myself and I am currently working on my 4th and most ambitious / elaborate Wherigo project.

I'll give this one 5 stars here on and a favorite point over on

Thanks for another Wherigo... I know it takes a lot of effort to develop these, and I can't get enough of them. This one was our Wherigo find #52.


Groundspeak Premium Member Bumble! played it on 10/30/2014

Rating: 5 stars

Fun one with great hide!


Groundspeak Premium Member bergmannfamily played it on 10/22/2014

Rating: 5 stars

I am hopefully heading to Milwaukee this weekend and hope to find the Wisconsin version of this Wherigo. Played it this afternoon at home in Manitoba, and after first figuring out the game, and getting it wrong four times, and suffering one crash, my Oregon 450 finally let me complete the task. Now I just have to find the cache. Thanks for the work making this Rusty o Junk!


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