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7 Souvenirs of August

EarthCache

A Home of "Dragons" Earthcache

A cache by CURE BLCA
Hidden : 10/10/2004
In Colorado, 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:

This is an official National Park Service Earthcache within Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Parking is available in designated spaces and the cache can be reached by using an established trail. Altitude at this cache is above 7700'.

Welcome to the home of dragons, Peregrine falcons, and rock climbers alike. Towering 2,250 feet above the river, this monolith earns the titles of Colorado's tallest cliff and toughest rock climbs. Take a moment to listen to the gentle roar of the river, bask in the canyon breeze, and admire the spectacular pegmatite dikes before you. These pegmatite dikes were once molten rock, which were squeezed up into the surrounding rock cracks. Here they cooled slowly forming large crystals. Can you see two horizontal dragons? Some visitors are lucky enough to spot falcons or Golden eagles gracefully gliding along the currents below this viewpoint. As you leave, be sure to take note of the colorful wildflowers and ancient juniper trees bordering the path. Read the exhibits here to find a cache-claiming answer.To claim this cache, email CURE BLCA the answer to the following question: If New York City's Empire State Building was placed in the canyon at this point, it would rise to a height of ___ of the large wall. A)1/2 B)1/4 C)3/4 D)2/3

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Last Updated: on 8/3/2014 11:35:08 AM Pacific Daylight Time (6:35 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum