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Height of Land - Tour de la Ligne-de-partage PANP

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Hidden : 08/19/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is a small lock-n-lock covered in camoflaged duct tape hidden behind a tree. No bushwacking is required to find the cache.

Please stay on the trail at all times as to not disrupt the vegetation.


Dogs must be leashed.

***Please do not place any trade items, trackable items, or signature items in this container*** We prefer that visitors focus on the location of the cache and story that the cache will communicate, rather than trade items. This will also prevent a cache from containing items that may attract wildlife.

Although trade items, signature items, and trackable items are not allowed in this geocache, you are allowed to dip trackable items for miles only.

*** Veuillez ne placer aucun article commercial dans ce récipient - nous préférons que les visiteurs se concentrent sur l'endroit de la cachette et de l'histoire que la cachette communiquera, plutôt que les articles commerciaux. Ceci empêchera également une cachette de contenir les articles qui peuvent attirer la faune.

Height of Land Tower - Tour de la Ligne-de-partage

It is an easy climb up the ten metre tower for a panoramic view of the boreal forest.

Cette tour de 10m se grimpe facilement et vous donne accès à une vue impregnable sur la forêt boréale.

Fifty miles south, the Saskatchewan River flows through grasslands and grainfields. One hundred miles to the north, the Churchill River traverses a land of rock and forest. The Height of Land Tower is a boundary separating two river systems and two environments.

A 50 milles au sud, la Riviére Saskatchewan coule à travers les prairies et les champs de blé. À 100 milles au nord, c’est la Riviére Churchill qui, elle, traverse des regions boisées et rocailleuses. Cette tour a été érigée sur l’élévation de terrain qui, veritable frontiére, sépare ces deux basins, ces deux types d’environnement.

When commerce came to the Prince Albert area, Lumbermen turned northward to meet it’s demands. The forests supplied lumber for a developing industry, where rivers supplied the means of transport. A few miles up Beartrap Creek, a low, narrow ridge on the Height-of-Land separates the creek and the Spruce River. To help float logs down the Spruce River, Beartrap Creek was dammed and a canal was dug through the Height-of-Land. In this way, waters bound for the Churchill River were diverted into the Saskatchewan system. The age-old boundary between the watersheds was broken. After the area became a National Park in 1927, the canal was filled and the dam opened. Today, timber has returned, lumbering and dams are the beaver’s work, and Beartrap Creek follows it’s former course.

Lorsque Prince Albert devint une région commerciale, les bûcherons se tournérent vers le nord pour satisfaire à la demande en produits forestiers, créé par l’industrie naissante. La forêt fournissait le bois,et les rivières le moyen de transport. À quelques milles en amont du ruisseau Beartrap, une légère elevation de terrain séparait ce ruisseau du bassin de la Rivière Spruce. Pour permettre le flottage du bois sur la Rivière Spruce, on fit un barrage sur le ruisseau Beartrap et Saskatchewan. On venait de faire une brèche dans la très ancienne frontière. Après l’établissement du parc national, en1927, le canal fut rempli et le barrage ouvert, aujourd’hui les arbres ont repoussé, les castors sont les seuls bûcherons et constructeurs de barrages, et le ruisseau Beartrap suit son ancien cours.

Due south the next hill is Delworth Hill. In the 80-foot-high Bluebell Fire Tower, which was located here until the late 1900’s, the forest was under the watchful eye of a fire observer. Today, that task is performed by satellites assisted by aircraft reconnaissance when “hot spots” are detected.

En plein sud, la colline Delworth, se profile devant vous. Du haut des 80 pieds de la tour d’observation Bluebell, qui se dressait ici jusqu’à la fin du XXe siècle, un observateur surveillait la forêt, attentive à tout signe annonçant un incendie. Aujourd’hui cette tâxche est execute par des avions de reconnaissance munis de satellites qui détectent des « points chauds ».



This cache has been approved by Parks Canada. If you have any questions about this cache or about geocaching at Parks Canada, please contact geocache@pc.gc.ca.


Cette cachette a été approuvée par Parcs Canada. Si vous avez n'importe quelles questions au sujet de cette cachette ou au sujet de geocaching aux Parcs Canada, entrez en contact avec svp le geocache@pc.gc.ca

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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