Geocaching

Geocaching is sort of like outdoor treasure hunting, and it’s getting really big in Anchorage. Host Charles Wohlforth gave it a try with his daughter. They had an iPhone app and a mission to look for hidden caches logged on a website powered by GPS equipment. The result? A fun, and somewhat addicting, new hobby. Join us on air to learn more about geocaching.

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Geocaching is sort of like outdoor treasure hunting using maps and GPS tools. This geocache is from the Czech Republic. Photo accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

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Outdoor Explorer guest Scott Sagraves holds up one of the smaller geocaches out there. It looks just like a hardware bolt, but when you unscrew the cap, there’s a piece of paper where other geocachers have signed. Photo by Charles Wohlforth.