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EarthCache

Esker in West Bend

Hidden : 7/29/2009
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

ABOUT THIS LOCATION
Your quest for this Earthcache is a visit to the site at the posted coordinates. There is a small pull-off section for you to park you car in front of the sign. Here you will see a Geological Informational Marker.

GEOLOGICAL INFORMATION
An esker is a winding ridge that has been formed from glacial drift that was deposited into a tunnel within the glacier. When the ice melted away the esker was left behind. The cores of eskers are filled with poorly sorted sand and gravel, this core is surrounded by a crust of well rounded and sorted sands and gravels. Often eskers are mined for this sand and gravel.

Enjoy your visit!
To log this earthcache you must complete the following three tasks and then E-mail your answers when posting your "found it" log.

1) Answer the following questions: The coordinates given will bring you to an educational sign about the formation of an Esker. The winding ridge of sand and gravel ______feet to the _______ ~ ________ is the westerly end of an esker. It was formed over ____________years ago by a glacial stream leaving deposits as it flowed in a tunnel beneath the ice. For a better view, drive ______ ______mile ________ and ________.

2) What year was this sign erected by the Washington County Landmark Commission?

3) Count how many rocks there are starting at the base of this sign ending at the nearest driveway ____________.
You do NOT have to wait for confirmation from me before logging your find. Please do not make any reference to these answers in your log.
Please be advised, failure to complete the three tasks listed above will result in log deletion without notice.

Lastly, you do NOT need to post a picture to claim a find, BUT if you do, please make sure not to give away any answers in your picture.

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174 Logged Visits

Found it 167     Didn't find it 1     Write note 5     Publish Listing 1     

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Last Updated: on 9/30/2014 5:44:27 PM Pacific Daylight Time (12:44 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum