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SLIDING ROCK FALLS
Sliding Rock is a naturally occurring 60-foot waterslide with a shallow pool that has been developed by the US Forest Service into a recreation area. Sliding Rock is extremely popular on hot summer weekends. You can either slide yourself or watch others do it from an observation deck opposite the slide.
There is a fee of $3.00 to enter the recreation area. The recreation area is open year-round, but the bathrooms and changing rooms are only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and only from 10 AM to 6 PM. Lifeguards are on duty during that time as well.
There are several types of waterfalls:
BLOCK: the water descends from a relatively wide stream or river.
CASCADE: the water descends a series of rock steps.
CATARACT: A large waterfall.
FAN: water spreads horizonally as it desends while remaining in contact with bedrock.
HORSETAIL: The desending water maintains some contact with bedrock.
PLUNGE: the water desends vertically, losing contact with the bedrock surface.
PUNCHBOWL: water desends in a constricted form, then spreads out in a wider pool.
SEGMENTED: separate (distinctly) flows of water form as it desends.
TIERED: the water drops in a series of distinct steps or falls.
MULTI-STEP: a series of waterfalls one after another of roughly the same size with each its own sunken plunge pool.
Each cacher is required to send the required information and not rely on another cacher to provide it. Failure to follow this procedure will result in a deleted log. It is not my job to keep track of your group.
In order to receive credit for the Earthcache you must do the following:
Email me with the answers to the following:
1. Using the above classification, what type of waterfall is this?
2. How deep (in number of feet) is the water at the bottom of the falls?
Post a photo of you and/or your group with your find log with the falls in the background and your GPSr in the picture.
We became Platinum Earthcache Masters on September 17, 2007.
We were the first to request and receive on July 2, 2011 the Emerald Discovery Award for finding 500 or more Earthcaches.
We received the Diamond Discovery Award on June 17, 2012 for finding 1,000 or more Earthcaches.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum