Traditional Geocache

Niagara Gorge

A cache by AdViLL Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/1/2009
In Ontario, Canada
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Important Note -- the Niagara Glen is a Nature Reserve since 1992 that contains wild flora and fauna (plants and animals). Please observe all posted regulations. Stay on the trails, that are marked and follow generally accepted trail etiquette.
Fires are not permitted. Take only photos, leave onlyfootprints!

Niagara Parks Act Regulations: www.niagaraparksnature.com
No night caching allowed!

The Niagara Glen is a geological wonderland, acres of tumbled rocks which fell from the cliffs above. Here about 8000 years ago the unbroken crest of the Falls was eroding southwards from Queenston-Lewiston and was about to be separated by a higher central limestone mass.

Possibly about 100m years later the crest was separated and fed by two channels- a higher thinner current on the present Canadian side, and the rest of the original stream on the American side. In the centre was a long thin island, now reduced to a mass of debris by erosion. A dry gorge was caused on the western/Canadian side when the faster erosion of the larger eastern stream cut off the small western stream’s flow from the rear.

The area of the river bed that was cut off and left dry is now known as Wintergreen flats, and it is on this table of land that the Niagara Glen picnic area is located. Approximately 7,000 years ago, erosion in varying depth, by two separate cataracts in sequence, produced a major falls with a 76 m (250ft.) drop over the low Whirlpool Sandstone.

From the parking area, cross the picnic area (Wintergreen Flats) and descend down the steel stairs. Follow the White trail (Cliffside Path) to the right and continue on the Green trail (Eddy Path). Close to the water take the Blue trail (River Path) to the left. Cache is a small camo Lock & Lock container and within a meter of the trail. Take care and enjoy!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre ebbgf naq ebpx.

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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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum