Hiking Hampton Roads: Geocaching in the 757

Posted at 5:50 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 18:19:05-04

NORFOLK, Va. - In this week's Hiking Hampton Roads, sports reporter Megan Plain goes geocaching in Norfolk.

Geocaching is like a treasure hunt that's done through GPS. By downloading the official Geocaching app, users are given coordinates to containers, or geocaches, hidden in the Hampton Roads area.

The objects are small and hidden in places that would go unnoticed to a passerby. Inside of a geocache is typically a log book, where you can add the date and your name like the many who found the object before you.

Geocaches vary in difficulty. Some include stops at multiple locations and others require you to solve puzzles in order to determine a geocaches coordinates. In addition, some don't lead to a physical geocache and instead bring you to unique locations like monuments.