Quechee Gorge Earth Cache
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This earthcache is located west of Quechee Village off of Route 4. You can view the gorge from the pedestrian walkway on the bridge.
CONGRATULATIONS TO DJ AND CAL FOR THE FTF ! WAY TO GO !
Quechee Gorge is over a mile in length. This awesome natural feature was formed over thousands of years ago due to many climate changes including the ice age. At that time a huge ice sheet covered the Ottaqueche River. Thousands of years later as the climate began to warm,the river began to flow again and began to work its way through the present Quechee Gorge. It began eroding not just the soft mud, but the bedrock ridge as well. The river slowly ate away at the hard schist of the bedrock and created this spectacular gorge. If you would like to learn more about how this gorge was formed click on the following link: (visit link)
To get credit for this cache you will need to:
A. Take a picture of yourself on the bridge and post it on the cache page.
B. Answer the following questions and e-mail them to me. You will find some of the answers on the informational signs nearby.
Here are the questions:
1. Approximately how far down is it from the bridge to the water?
2. What geological feature has shaped this gorge?
3. Describe the rocks that you see as you look down into the gorge.
(No hints available.)