About 20 turn out for geocaching

Published 9:08 am Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Alex Merritt stands with new walkie-talkies he won from the drawing after the kids’ geocache hunt at The Big Freeze on Saturday at the Edgewater Bay Pavilion. -- Submitted photo

About 20 people showed up Saturday for a new aspect of The Big Freeze — geocaching.

Steve Patten, the organizer for the activity, said most cachers were from Albert Lea, New Richland or Northwood, Iowa, with a few from the Twin Cities.

“Most people came and checked in, then went caching in town for the day,” he said.

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Geocachers use GPS coordinates to find hidden containers, then share what they found on the Internet.

Children who participated were part of a drawing. Alex Merritt won new walkie-talkies.