The Alaska Photocache is meant to be a fun, photo-sharing page about exploring Alaska in a responsible way. It’s kind of like geocaching, but with photos instead. The idea is simple:
1. I post a photo with some, but not a lot of information, including the GPS coordinates of that photo.
2. You use these pages to find cool places you would like to visit, find them responsibly, and take a photo from the same GPS coordinates.
3. You take a photo from the same coordinates
You can just try to collect as many caches as you like and use this as a guide to find cool views in Alaska. If you have a place online to show off your photos, a blog, or vlog, feel free to leave a comment or message me with a URL link. As long as it’s appropriate (think PG or barely PG-13) I may add the link and or photo and maybe a summary at the bottom of the post in the patron section so other patrons can see your story or photo. Think of it as a way to share similar experiences of an area with a like-minded community!
You can use the tags to sort and search for caches by difficulty! More on this in Rule 2 below
The #1 Rule of the Photocache
Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography!
Since, I presume, we’re all at least hobbyist photographers, I highly recommend that you join (for free) Nature First: The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography. At the very least, go read the principles and do your best to abide by them. Pack out trash, pick up trash of others when possible, and be respectful to wildlife and follow local regulations. If you decide to share location information publicly, please do your best to encourage and promote these principles!
The #2 Rule of the Photocache
Don’t be dumb! Know your limitations!
Some of these caches will be easy roadside caches. Some may require extensive multi-day travel by foot or boat, some may require glacier travel, which can be incredibly dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. The caches will be rated based on their difficulty, if there are known hazards (like water crossings or glacier travel), I’ll do my best to highlight those hazards. But, this is nature, new hazards can arise (flooding, wildfire, etc.), and there is almost always potential wildlife hazards (nearly all of Alaska is bear, moose territory). I’m not responsible for you. You are responsible for you. By taking part in this photocache, you acknowledge that only you are responsible for your well-being.
I will be writing guides to many of these hazards and wilderness considerations. As I do, I will post them here as well.
Most of these will be Patrons Only ($5 per month on Patreon), I may add a few for higher-tier patrons in the future, and some will be for the public (just to get you hooked!).
Coming soon to Ko-fi as well