Tonight's speaker is local cacher and benchmark hunter NorthWes, who
has found and logged nearly 1000 benchmarks. Here's your chance to
learn from an expert about those bronze disks stamped with cryptic
markings that are found just about anywhere including the Park
Strip, corners of buildings, bridge abutments, and
mountaintops. Oftentimes, these disks offer a glimpse into
history (why were so many Southcentral benchmarks set in 1964?) and
sometimes, they are even more mysterious than the toughest puzzle
cache. At a high level, NorthWes' presentation will
search for benchmarks?
of Benchmarks (Types of
of Benchmarks ("Adjusted"
vs " Scaled”)
NGS / GC Datasheets (including Box Score)
Questions about Benchmarks
The event will be hosted in Anchorage and
transmitted to remote locations in Wasilla,
WebEx. Please place a watch on this event page to stay
appraised of the final details. If you would like to host
this presentation elsewhere in Alaska, please contact Education
Committee Chair, Paul Miller.
Please arrive on time so upfront administrative details can be
handled and announcements made, allowing the course content to
start at 7:00 p.m. Adding a "Will Attend" log to this page will
assure enough hard copy handouts are printed for the event
participants. Also, please bring your favorite nonalcoholic
beverage and favorite dessert to share with your fellow
There will be a free-will offering cache container at the event
to help defray the costs of hosting these FUNdamentals events.