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7 Souvenirs of August

EarthCache

Hope Martin Earthcache

A cache by Joestephkids
Hidden : 4/28/2009
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:


Hope Martin Earth Cache



This cache is located in Hope Martin Park in Waterloo,
 Not far from the Black Hawk Creek.


A glacial erratic is a piece of rock not native to the area in which it has come to rest, hence the name
 "erratic" or errant location. These rocks were carried often hundreds of miles to their
 current locations by glacial ice. This region of Iowa was covered by glacial ice four times in
 recent geologic history. The most recent glaciation occurring 14,000-12,500 years ago when what is
 now called the Des Moines Lobe of the Wisconsin ice shield reached its furthest south
 by what is now Des Moines, Iowa. People familiar with the land in this part of the state,
 geologically referred to as the Iowan Surface
.


As the glacial started to melt, the water from started to form the rivers and creek at surround the area.  As the glacial melt they left the erratic’s across the area. The glacial left from very large to
from very small boulders thought out the area.

During the times of high water at the Black Hawk Creek.
They may close the gates to prevent flooding to surrounding
neighborhoods. So went gates are closed  you will not be able
to reach the earthcache site.

To receive credit for this Earthcache, you will need to complete the following three tasks:

1) Start at waypoint one listed above
Give the hieght and lengh of the big one
Look closely at the rock what do you
see when you look at it.

1 A)
When logging this Earthcache, please upload
 a picture of yourself/team with the erratic
 in the background and have your GPS clearly visible.


2)Goto Waypoint 2  
N42 29.576           W 092 21.976
Give the hieght and lengh of
glacial erratic

Now
3) Goto Waypoint 3
N 42 29.585        W 092 21.959
And Give the Height and lengh
glacial erratic

4) Now goto waypoint 4
N 42 29.606          W 092 21.938
You will see 2 big
glacial erratic rocks
there goto the
glacial erratic
is mostly buried and look at explain what
looks like. And tell how far are you from
The first glacial erratic

I'd like to thank Paul Huting of the City of waterloo allowing me to develop this Earthcache in Valley View Park
.



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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 6/20/2014 11:50:56 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:50 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum