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7 Souvenirs of August

EarthCache

Freda Haffner Kettlehole

A cache by lagrac
Hidden : 8/25/2008
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:


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This EarthCache will bring you to Freda Haffner Kettlehole Preserve. As you arrive, all that is visible is a long stretch of meadow. A walk along a trail brings you to the lip of the largest "kettlehole" in Iowa, and one of the largest in the nation! Kettleholes are formed when a chunk of a receding glacier breaks off and melts slowly in place. The result is a steep-sided bowl-shaped depression with a pond due to snow and rain accumulation (no water outlet or inlet).


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Please respect this area’s unique ecology and stay on the established trails. At no time is it necessary to stray from established trails to gather the required information.

Also, this EarthCache is intended for the entire family, but at certain times of the year, this area may be icy and slippery. Please take the necessary precautions during our colder months.





To claim credit for this EarthCache:

1. Make your way from the parking coordinates to

N43 20.738
W095 13.266


Using your GPS, measure the elevation at this point. Remember this reading. It will prove to be useful.

2. From the same point you are presently standing, please estimate the distance across the kettle.

3. Now proceed to coordinates:

N43 20.757
W095 13.282


Using your GPS, measure the elevation at this point.

In an e-mail to me, tell me the depth of the kettle and your estimate of the distance across the kettle.

Also

4. When logging this EarthCache, if you would like, please upload a picture of yourself/team with your GPS clearly visible at coordinates:

N43 20.738
W095 13.266

See example below:

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Last Updated: on 1/4/2014 8:43:44 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (4:43 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum