Route 766 Erratic /History Study
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Located just off Highway 766, the coordinates take you to a parking spot next to a place of historical interest and across the road from a fine glacial erratic.
The erratic is designated as a boulder or rock formation transported some distance & deposited upon dissimilar bedrock. Where similar types of erratics are found to be distributed in a linear or ribbon-like pattern, they are described as an erratics train.
The half a billion year old rocks that form our Alberta erratic train are from the Jasper area of the Rocky Mountains. The train consists of thousands of quartzite and pebbly quartzite blocks of varying sizes. The largest behemoths in the Alberta train are found near Okotoks, Airdrie, and Glenwoodville.
To log this cache, email the cache owner the answers to the following questions, please do not post answers in your log.
1) Approximate dimension of the erratic including height & width (take a guess at the mass if you like)
2) The erratics train found in Alberta has a specific name, what is it?
For the next questions, refer to the information sign located on the west side of road
3) The name of the historical site located just west of the parking spot.
4) The year the historical site was created & who maintains it.
5) Photo of yourself or gps with the erratic in background (optional)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum