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GeoTour RMNP Earthcaches & Virtuals (shared, public)

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Cheat-sheet of Questions on the Earthcaches & Virtual Caches in RMNP for Across The Divide GeoTour
Caches are designated as "Year-round", "Summer" (up on Trail Ridge Road), or "Winter". (Winter caches are substituted for the summer caches when Trail Ridge Road is closed) P&G = Park & Grab, close to your car.
Note: Cell coverage is not always available, coordinates can be manually entered on your car's GPS or smart phone navigation app

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X   GC Code Cache Name  

GC230BW Earthcache Alpine Visitor Center Cirque (Summer Only Cache)
  Summer only! No Cell Phone coverage: N 40° 26.454 W 105° 45.257
"To receive credit for this EarthCache, email the cache owner with the answers to the following questions:
1.) Which direction does this cirque face?
2.) Estimate the width of the cirque at this location.
Please post photos of yourself, or the geology, when you log this EarthCache"
GeoTour Reminder: Get the NPS Passport "stamp" inside the Alpine Visitor Center
 

GC5E50 Virtual Cache Boundaries Of Life (Summer Only Cache)
  Summer only! No cell coverage: N 40° 25.993 W 105° 46.109 * P&G
"Email the cache owner the name and elevation of the highest peak you can see (according to what's at the cache location). We'll verify and you can log the find. Please do NOT put the answer (even encrypted) in the log."
 

GCGDRY Virtual Cache Danger! (winter available cache)
  Virtual Cache on GeoTour available in Winter- short walk * Do Not Stop or Park on the bridge!
"This virtual cache is a sign that displays an important, life-preserving message. Please e-mail the cache owner with the message provided on the sign. Do not include the information in your log or posted pictures."
 

GC1W0A8 Earthcache Forest Canyon Glacial Landscape (SummerOnly Cache)
  Summer only ! No Cell coverage: N 40° 23.737 W 105° 42.791 Short walk
"To log this EarthCache, e-mail the cache owner the answers to these questions:
1.) How many deep U-shaped valleys do you see here?
2.) How many cirques can you count? [hint, it is more than the 2 shown on the sign.]
Please post photos of yourself, or the geology, when you log this EarthCache."
 

GC230C0 Earthcache Glacial Remnants (year-round)
  "To receive credit for this EarthCache, send the cache owner an email with the answers to the following questions:
1.) How deep was the ice in this valley?
2.) When did the Fall River Glacier begin to recede?
3.) What kind of ponds are the Sheep Lakes?
Please post photos of yourself, or the geology, when you log this EarthCache" * P&G
 

GC230AV Earthcache Glaciation at Bear Lake (year-round)
  Winter Cache on GeoTour - Dubious cell coverage: N 40° 18.750 W 105° 38.805
"To receive credit for this EarthCache, email the cache owner with the answers to the following questions:
1.) How long ago were the glaciers active?
2.) How deep was the ice in the Bear Lake Basin?
3.) How many active glaciers remain in Rocky Mountain National Park?
Please post photos of yourself, or the local geology, when you log this EarthCache"
 

GC1W094 Earthcache Kawuneeche Valley (year-round)
  Grand Lake side of RMNP * Short walk on gravel road past the gate
To log this EarthCache, email the cache owner with the answers to these questions:
Site 1. N 40 21.382 W 105 51.632 The Kawuneeche Valley
1.) Look up the Colorado River Valley at this point. Estimate the width of the base of the glacier that once filled this valley.
2.) What direction was this glacier moving as it flowed down the valley?
Site 2. N 40 21.291 W 105 51.493 The Colorado River
3.) Measure the width of the Colorado River at the bridge
Please post photos of yourself, or the local geology, when you log this EarthCache"
 

GC1W0CM Earthcache Lily Mountain Exfoliation Dome (year-round cache)
  Winter Cache on GeoTour, EP - Hwy 7 * Short walk on level trail
Note: Elevation @ the top of Lily Mtn is 9,786 ft
"To log this EarthCache, complete the following:
Take the trail around Lily Lake to the given coordinates, take an elevational reading with your GPS receiver and find the difference in elevation between your location and the top of Lily Mountain. E-mail your answers to cache owner. Please post photos of yourself, or the local geology, when you log this EarthCache"
 

GC1W09V Earthcache Longs Peak - View (year-round)
  Along Hwy 36 with a view of Longs Peak * P&G * N 40° 22.833 W 105° 36.212
"To log this EarthCache, email the cache owner with the answers to these questions:
1.) What is the difference between your current elevation and that of the top of Longs Peak (14,259 feet )?
2.) The top of Longs Peak is located at N 40 15.301, W 105 36.907. What is the horizontal distance to the peak from this location?
Please post photos of yourself, or the local geology, when you log this EarthCache"
 

GC63A6 Virtual Cache Mist In Your Face (year-round)
  Near Grand Lake in RMNP *short hike to Adams Falls * N 40° 14.186 W 105° 47.892
"Email the cache owners with the three answers that fill in the blanks:
At the cache location, there is a _______ (natural feature) that looks like a backwards letter ___ and/or a letter ___."
 

GC1W0A5 Earthcache Moraine Park (Year-round cache)
  Winter Cache on GeoTour * N 40° 21.495 W 105° 35.066 * P&G
"To log this EarthCache, email the cache owner with the answers to these questions:
1.) What is the knob in the center of the valley called?
2.) Estimate the height of the South Lateral Moraine.
3.) Estimate the width of the bottom of Thompson Glacier in Moraine Park.
Please post photos of yourself, or the geology, when you log this EarthCache"
 

GC5E54 Virtual Cache Ribbon Of Life (year-round)
  GL side of RMNP There is a short 1/2 mi RT hike or snowshoe to GZ
"To log your find: (1) Upload a picture of the cache location that includes your GPS -- OR -- (2) If you do not have a camera, email the cache owners a detailed description of the cache location. Please do NOT put the answer (even encrypted) in the log."
GeoTour Question: Name 2 of the 4 animals on the sign, "Ribbon of Life"
 

GC230C7 Earthcache Rivers of Ice (year-round)
  East side of RMNP - year-round * N 40° 23.222 W 105° 37.910 * P&G
"To receive credit for this EarthCache, email the cache owner with the answer to the question: Why is there little evidence of the glaciers which were here prior to 150,000 years ago? Please post photos of you, or the geology, when you log this EarthCache"
GeoTour Question: How many "parks" (large meadows) do you see from here?
 

GC230DE Earthcache The Great Divide at Milner Pass (Summer Only cache)
  Summer only! No cell coverage: N 40° 25.208 W 105° 48.697 * P&G
"To log this EarthCache, email cache owner with the answers to these questions:
1. Precipitation which falls on the south side of the sign will fall into which drainage?
2. Precipitation which drains into the nearest pond or lake will flow into which drainage?
Please post photos of yourself, or the local geology, when you log this EarthCache"
 
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