Annie Wells/ Los Angeles Times
Geocaching is a novel activity in which players stash a cache of articles in a public area, then post basic geographical coordinates and hints of its precise location at the game's official website. Action Man Liam Gowing gives it a go: After meeting up at Groundwork Coffee Company, where free wi-fi access allowed us to download coordinates and clues to several nearby caches from geocaching.com, Golden West College professor Travis Vail, his 6-year-old daughter Mikaela and 17-year-old son Tim and I head out for our first geocaching search of the day. Eyeing the GPS device in her hand, Mikaela leads the way.
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