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EarthCache

Dizzying Display Earthcache

A cache by CURE BLCA
Hidden : 10/10/2004
In Colorado, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

This is an official National Park Service Earthcache located within Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Parking is available in designated spaces and cache can be accessed on a relatively level established trail. Altitude at this cache is above 8000'.

This viewpoint offers unique and often dizzying views into the canyon. Trademarked by jutting monoliths of grayish metamorphic rock, visitors often have trouble focusing. Metamorphic rocks are formed from the heating and/or extreme pressures of the deep underground of other rocks. The texture and minerals are changed in the rocks because of this heating/pressure. Pegmatite dikes which were injected into the surrounding rocks as hot molten liquids, cooled slowly forming large crystals. They serve as colorful reminders of the ancient geologic activity integral to the dynamics of the canyon. The high desert vegetation surrounding the overlook consists primarily of Gambel oak, Pinyon, and juniper. Below the rim, Douglas fir trees thrive and along the river, boxelder and other warmer-climate trees grow abundantly. Spend several minutes adjusting your eyes and answer the following cache-claiming question according to your best estimate. To claim this cache, email CURE BLCA your answer to the following question: The pillar directly in front of you is about ___ the height of the canyon. A) 1/3 B)2/3 C)3/4 D)1/2

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Last Updated: on 7/16/2014 3:24:23 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:24 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum