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This cache has been archived.

Cache-tech: Cache Owner,

This cache was originally a traditional cache. When a cache box disappears the options are to
archive the listing or to replace the box.

If the cache meets the requirements for virtual cache I would be more than happy to review a new
submission for a virtual, but it is unfair to the finders of this cache that found it as a traditional to have credit for a virtual.

Please feel free to submit a new cache report for this cache as a virtual cache if it meets the
requirements for a virtual listed here:

Thanks for the understanding.

Happy Geocaching!

NOTE: If you have any questions, do not reply to the archive note email, I won't get it. Email me directly at or via the email link in my profile: .
Please include the GCxxxx number or the URL of the cache in question so I will know which cache it is regarding.



A cache by Mardon Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/13/2001
1 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

This Cache is located in the Rockway Conservation Area, only 8 Km west of St. Catharines.

The Rockway Conservation Area (RCA) is open to the public on a year round basis, free of charge. Hours of allowed access are 8 AM to 8 PM. RCA is a 'rustic' area, set aside to preserve, maintain and enhance the natural environment of the Niagara Escarpment. An excellent description of the Rockway Conservation Area has been prepared by the Environmental Policy Institute, a unit of the Centre for the Environment at Brock University. The RCA is owned by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority. The geology of the RCA is extremely interesting. Within the RCA, the falls of Fifteen Mile Creek make an 18.3 meter plunge over the escarpment, although the flow withers to nothing during dry periods. Among the RCA's many unique features is the natural saltwater spring that is the subject of this virtual cache. The documented use of this spring as a source of exceptionally pure salt dates back to 1792. You will know that you have arrived at the virtual cache when you find some old wooden planks, in the shape of a rectangle, lying in wet grass and partially submerged in water. This is the salt well.

Originally this was a traditional cache, with the stash in an ammo can, located within the hollow part, of the stump-end, of a fallen tree, located at N43°07.575' W079°18.564'. Unfortunately I had to remove the stash on 23-MAY-2003 because I have moved out of the Niagara area and would have been unable to maintain the physical cache. Rather than archive this cache, I decided to make it virtual, with the salt spring as the target.

If you want to add a little extra hiking to the virtual cache, why not visit the 'old' coordinates (provided in the previous paragraph) and see if you can find the site of the previous stash. If you do so, please mention this fact when you log your find of the virtual cache.

Have fun! --Mardon--

Additional Hints (Encrypt)

For best access use the parking lot on the east side of 9th street at North forty three degrees and seven point three two four minutes and west seventy nine degrees and eighteen point nine seven minutes.



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