What is Berntsen's president up to now?
Join Rhonda Rushing as she explores the outdoors
with GPS receiver in hand.
by Rhonda Rushing, Editor in Chief
I have been learning about geocaching over the past few years and I have definitely “caught the bug.” Oh, how this pastime delights the would-be explorer, hiker, geographer, detective, and land surveyor in me!
This past March, I visited California’s Joshua Tree National Park with my father, Phil Peterson. We enjoyed the opportunity to explore new places and test out newly learned skills. Being Wisconsinites, we savored the warm California sun.
We were ecstatic to find a survey marker on our way through the park. When stopping briefly to take in the scenery and read an informational sign, I spotted what looked like a sawed-off metal witness post to a survey marker. Climbing a little way up onto the rocks proved to be rewarding. There was a National Geodetic Survey (NGS) marker that had been set in 1974. (see photo)
I hope that you too will “catch the bug” and explore new territory with geocaching!
Originally published on September 15, 2007.
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