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Sea of Cortez 

  • Average Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Created by: Touchstone
  • Submitted by: Premium Member Touchstone
  • Start at:  N 36° 37.031 W 121° 54.067
  • Location: California, United States
  • Play Time: Less than 1 hour
  • Date Added: 10/20/2008 10:58 AM
  • Last Updated: 11/30/2009 9:01 PM
  • Downloads: 174
  • Completions: 7

"Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream." - Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

About This Cartridge

Welcome to the Sea of Cortez Cartridge.  This is a relative short and easy Cartridge in which you will assist Doc Ricketts in assemblying his crew and supplies.  After successfully completing all the tasks, the Final Cache Zone will be visible in your You See screen.  Good luck.

This is a companion Cartridge for Geocache Lisitng GC1HD3X 

Starting Location

Pacific Biological Laboratory, or what is more commonly referred to as Doc Ricketts Lab. 

Recent Cartridge Logs:

Groundspeak Premium Member gjkk played it on 3/5/2011

Rating: 4 stars

PiGo on iphone4 used to play cartridge, but can't upload completed cartridge.


Groundspeak Premium Member ClubMCR played it on 8/21/2010

Rating: 4 stars

This was our first wherigo, so I don't have anything else to compare it to. It went fairly smoothly. If I had a general comment, it would be that it would be nice if the cartridge would register you at a location if you got within about 20 feet of the actual location. It was often difficult to get it down to 0 feet (especially with buildings in close proximity), and a couple times even when the GPS registered 0 feet to the location, it still did not register that we had arrived.

Additionally, the final coordinates appear to be about 75 feet away from the actual cache location. Thank goodness for the clues or we would have never found it! Even so, since the GPS pointed us to an inaccessable location, we could not get the completion code for this cartridge.

Thanks for a fun walk around Cannery Row.


Groundspeak Premium Member da_ewoks played it on 6/18/2010

Rating: 4 stars

Meet a couple of cachers from New York and did some caching together. I helped them with local caches that they were having trouble with and they invited me to do Sea of Cortez with them. When we got to the end it was tricky to get the gps to give us the coordinates to the final destination. I had to go out farther then the gps said to zero out the cartridge. TFTC SL


Groundspeak Premium Member CentralCArn played it on 8/25/2009

Rating: 5 stars

First Wherigo that I have attempted so I was not sure what to expect. Enjoyed the characters and the historical settings. Had to work hard to get into some of the zones. Almost missed the final stage, and started looking for the cache at the sculpture.

After looking for a while, I noticed that Final stage popped up in my locations, so we headed off on another adventure.

Got to several ground zero points at the final and even had a spoiler pop up on the screen. Alas, could not find the cache in the described spot.

Had the hardest time getting to the Restaurant and had to get quite creative here.

Enjoyed the cartridge and wish, I would have had time for the others in the area. Will have to return soon for those when the final is back in place.


Groundspeak Premium Member FamilyDNA played it on 7/31/2009

Rating: 4 stars

The first couple of zones were a little tricky- they would trigger and then "move" as we tried to perform the actions. After we got going, though, the rest went smoothly. A nice tour of the area. Unfortunately, we were unable to find the cache at the end.


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