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Pinnacle Rock

A cache by rainbowtree Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/2/2017
In West Virginia, United States
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Each cacher must send his/her own answers BEFORE logging a find. Enjoy the journey (learning adventure) as well as the destination (smiley earned). Remember to take only pictures and leave only footprints. To get credit for this Earthcache, complete the following tasks:

1. MESSAGE :-) or EMAIL …. Pinnacle Rock is composed of what kind of rock?

2. MESSAGE :-) or EMAIL …. Use the path to observe Pinnacle Rock. One of the following pictures was taken at an outcrop on a trail within the park. The other was taken at this rock. Both appear different from the parent rock. Which one was taken at this rock.

3. MESSAGE :-) or EMAIL …. Pinnacle Rock is composed of weather-resistant rock. Using observations of the rock face, explain (scientific or creative) why the rock face is so uneven.

OPTIONAL - Please respect the time and effort involved in finding and creating this earthcache by adding A B C to your log.

A. Post a picture at or near the posted coords. This picture is your log signature verifying that you were at the earthcache.

B. JOURNEY OF THE MIND ... Science explains what we observe. Relate (in your own words) something you found interesting in the reading. This adds to your learning adventure and your log.

C. JOURNEY OF THE HEART ... Art shares our personal experience of what we see. Share something special you found on site, and why it is special to you. This is a memorable addition to your log and will make other hearts smile.

THANK YOU Miranda for permission to share this earthcache.


Great Flat Top is among the highest mountains in southern West Virginia rising to 3,570 feet above sea level at Huff's Knob, near Ghent, WV. The mountain extends more than 30 miles across southern West Virginia. It is part of the Allegheny Mountains which are part of the Appalachian Mountains. "Many heights along the mountain are known as mountains themselves, including Bluff Mountain (3,480 ft.), Indian Grave Mountain (3,440 ft.), White Oak Mountain (3,280 ft.), Freezeland Mountain (3,480 ft.), and Swell Mountain (3,290 ft.). As a whole, these mountains are sometimes known collectively as the Flat Top Mountains."


Pinnacle Rock is a spur (subpeak) descending from Flat Top Mountain. It is on the steep northern flank of the Abbs Valley Anticline, formed millions of years ago during the mountain-building period known as the Appalachian Orogeny. Pinnacle Rock is made of Stony Gap Sandstone, an erosion-resistant rock. This sandstone was deposited by southwest-flowing streams during the Late Mississippian geologic period.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



9 Logged Visits

Found it 8     Publish Listing 1     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 11/7/2017 4:08:15 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (12:08 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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