Latest Release:
8/5/2016
Version: 3.0
Price: Free
(release notes)

 

Attributes

Dogs are permitted Bicycles are permitted No access or parking fee Accessible by public transit Recommended for kids

The Baron's Town 

  • Average Rating: 5 stars
  • Created by: Minnesota Smith
  • Submitted by: Premium Member geodarts
  • Start at:  N 37° 59.208 W 122° 35.262
  • Location: California, United States
  • Play Time: 1 to 2 hours
  • Date Added: 4/7/2010 1:19 PM
  • Last Updated: 8/5/2016 5:03 PM
  • Downloads: 193
  • Completions: 4

Take a tour through Fairfax, the town of the Tenth Baron. Learn about its past. Experience its present. And find a geocache (GC26BZ1) at the end.

About This Cartridge

Charles Snowden Fairfax could have been the Tenth Baron of Cameron. Instead he settled into the area and the town that grew there took his name.

Fairfax was shaped by the railroad; enjoyed a musical tradition that included Irving Berlin, Nelson Eddy, and Van Morrison; became known as a hippie town; and was home to both the Mountain Bike and the alleged Taliban John Walker Lindh. "Only in Fairfax" is more than a slogan.

Let the Baron guide you through the town! The cartridge has been tested on a Pocket PC, Garmin Colorado, and the iPhone wherigo app.

Please note that this cartridge does not use a completion code. You can upload the completed cartridge to this site to mark it as found.  

Starting Location

The Fairfax Theater is always a good place to start. But then again there is parking closer to the first stage of the cartridge. It can be walked, but you may want to either drive or bike between some of the zones. 

Recent Cartridge Logs:

Groundspeak Premium Member TheCaliforniaCacher played it on 9/8/2017

Rating: 5 stars

My first wherigo! Thanks for the fun! It took some time to get the hang of it, but by the last few stages it went smoothly.

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Groundspeak Premium Member HockeyHiker19 played it on 3/1/2014

Rating:

I struggled with this one in December 2012, but it seems the cartridge has been fixed a bit. However, there was one stage where I had to make 6 guesses at an answer (day of the week) since the answer was not to be found. Papa EGTH was with me and he had completed this Wherigo on his own some months ago and confirmed the answer was missing. I was frustrated by trying to find access to the final. It would have been helpful if the cartridge gave the name of the street we needed to be on so we wouldn't have gone driving up narrow streets that turned private.

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

Rating: 5 stars

I started this fun little adventure after my car left me stranded in Fairfax one evening. I didn't have time to complete the tour and find the cache til a couple weeks later. It was definitely the most fun I've ever had waiting for the tow truck! It was a fun and easy tour - especially since I was already very familiar with Fairfax. The cartridge got stuck on a couple screens, but nothing major, and I was able to find the cache easily. I was not able to get a completion code if there was suppose to be one. I thought I may have missed something and went back to see if there was another step, but the only thing I think I missed was one 'location' that disappeared whenever I got close to it, and only showed up as a location when I was about 100' away. Thanks for putting this together! I'm definitely going to have to check out more wherigos.

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Groundspeak Premium Member geojammers played it on 4/18/2010

Rating: 5 stars

My wife and son (Geoknits and Geo*Scout) spent the day touring this Fair Town of the local Baron and just had a wonderful time. Our Oregon 550t worked flawlessly and I couldn't have been more pleased by the whole experience. Thank you for putting so much work into this cache and for helping make a our family afternoon together even better Erickson!

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Groundspeak Charter Member forman played it on 4/10/2010

Rating: 5 stars

I invited the wife along for the Bud Flout adventure. After grabbing lunch we headed off to Fairfax and started the Wherigo. As always......if I can screw it up, I did. I have never wondered around this little town. Interesting sites and stories.
Lots of history in Fairfax I did not know about. The Colorado did shut off lots of times, glad we have 2 of them. We met up with Erickson and chatted a bit then off to the final.
Thanks for putting this Wherigo together.
TFTWIG, Don

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