Two geocachers find a cache in Dupuyer, Montana.

Two geocachers find a cache in Dupuyer, Montana.

If you enjoy scavenger hunts and are looking for a way to explore your neighborhood, you might want to try your hand at geocaching. Using a pair of coordinates and a few clues, geocachers set out to find hidden gems around them. For local geocachers, the draw is the search, which often leads them to discover relatively obscure landmarks in the Washington region or little-known stories behind everyday sights like murals or churches. We discuss how geocaching can be a fun way to learn about where you are, wherever you are.


  • Elizabeth Shatto Executive Director, Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area; @MDCivWar
  • Christopher Gaida Geocacher based in Northern Virginia

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