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The Grand Canyon Of Crimea EarthCache

Hidden : 11/10/2009
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Geocache Description:

A hike to the Grand Canyon of Crimea

A canyon, or gorge, is a deep valley between cliffs often carved from the landscape by a river. Most canyons were formed by a process of long-time erosion from a plateau level. The cliffs form because harder rock strata that are resistant to erosion and weathering remain exposed on the valley walls. Canyons are much more common in arid areas than in wetter areas because weathering has a greater effect in arid zones. Canyon walls are often formed of resistant sandstones or granite. Submarine canyons are those which form underwater, generally at the mouths of rivers. The word canyon is Spanish in origin (cañón).
Sometimes large rivers run through canyons as the result of gradual geologic uplift. These are called entrenched rivers, because they are unable to easily alter their course.
Canyons often form in areas of limestone rock. Limestone is to a certain extent soluble, so cave systems form in the rock.
A canyon may also refer to a rift between two mountain peaks such as those in ranges such as the Rocky Mountains, the Alps, the Himalayas or the Andes. Usually a river or stream and erosion carve out such splits between mountains.
There are 2 well known places in the canyon. First one is Youth Bath and second is the Dove Lake (see the coords below). You can end your path at Youth Bath, or you can continue up to Aj Petri hill (as i have done it). But it is not a condition to log the cache.

If you want to pass all the canyon, there you can find a track log: (visit link)

If you want to log this cache as found, you must do the following things:
Write me an e-mail with following questions:
1. With respect to the sea, which kind of canyon is this one?
2. Which kind of rock does it consist?
3. What is the max height of the wall?
Take a Picture of yourself near the lake, or place called Youth Bath and add it to your log.

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