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White Oak

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Hidden : 11/15/2009
2 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This location is indicated on my maps. You'll find an intersection of roadways around a impressive white oak.
Cache is not directly under this oak but nearly under its canopy.


In the Bear Mountain area, the youngest igneous rock is the Storm King granite and it represents the last major magma invasion in the Hudson Highlands. Because it is a rather distinctive formation, the Storm King granite is not considered part of the Highlands Complex. Storm King granite generally forms the crests of all of the highest ridges. These include Bear Mountain, the Torne and Crown Ridge, Dunderberg and West mountains, and the Storm King and Breakneck ridges. Usually medium- to coarse- grained and dull gray in color, the Storm King granite sometimes appears with a greenish to pinkish buff tinge.


1949. The land is donated to Harvard University by Dr. Ernest Stillman (son of banker/financier James Stillman. Harvard used the forest as an experimental station.

In 1989 philanthropist William T. Golden organized a consortium of 15 scientific and educational institutions to buy Black Rock Forest from Harvard, which was no longer interested in the forest. (Dunwell 1991:233)


Sprawled atop a high granite plateau, the forest boasts a dozen summits more than 1,400 feet above sea level and scenic views of distant horizons in every direction. You will also see freshwater springs, granite rock outcroppings, swamps, and bogs, and many picturesque streams, as well as a few manmade structures. Also here are secluded glens.

Nearly all ponds and waterways supply water for the nearby municipalities of Cornwall and Highland Falls and are therefore closed to swimming and fishing.

15 miles of marked trails and 16 miles of gravel roads.

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