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EarthCache

Rock City

A cache by Nature Noggins
Hidden : 7/20/2007
In New York, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:


This state forest received its name, “Rock City State Forest” due to the massive boulders the size of houses which are naturally arranged so that they resemble a city with “streets” running between them.

This unique “city” is formed by many factors including a massive resistant conglomerate bed, erosion of the weak shale base and soil creep. The conglomerate bed actually has its own geological designation known as Devonian Salamanca conglomerate. A conglomerate is a rock consisting of individual stones that have become cemented together. Conglomerates are sedimentary rocks consisting of rounded fragements and are thus differentiated from breccias, which consist of angular clasts. Both conglomerates and breccias are characterized by clasts larger than sand.

With nothing to prevent this bed of rock from sliding downslope, the conglomerate has been carried slowly downhill by soil creep which has been going on for thousands of years. This downhill slide has caused the conglomerate bed to break into huge blocks to form the “buildings” and “roads” of the “city”. As these blocks lean against each other they form caves, tunnels and passageways.

To log your find email the approximate height, width and length of the "building" you are standing on.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fgnl hc uvtu sebz gur cnexvat nern.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 9/5/2014 10:08:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:08 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum