EarthCaching in Denali National Park and Preserve
Welcome to Denali Geo-Ventures, a set of EarthCaches that highlight the amazing landscape of Denali National Park and Preserve. These EarthCaches were created by Alaska Geographic, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting people with our public lands.
What is “EarthCaching”?
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt using Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. Hidden containers, called geocaches, typically have a logbook and sometimes trinkets and collectables. Alternatively, EarthCaching is a “virtual” geocache that has no physical hidden container. EarthCaching is a hunt for natural and geological “treasures.” This family-friendly activity is appropriate and fun for all ages! The self-guided pace and educational component allows visitors to discover and appreciate the beauty and natural history of their National Park!
All EarthCaches have an educational component that involves reading a description of the location or feature, locating the feature using a GPS device and solving a riddle or question. Instead of leaving or removing anything, EarthCachers report their observations or answers on the Geocaching website and via an email to the cache manager.
Ready to go on a Denali Geo-Venture? CLICK HERE to get details and get started on your GPS adventures in Denali.
IMPORTANT NOTE * Placing traditional physical geocaches is not permitted in any U.S. National Park including Denali National Park and Preserve. Per Earthcache.org, you must have prior approval from the land manager to develop new EarthCaches on public lands. To inquire about developing an earthcache within Denali please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.