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## Don't Jump Jenny!

A cache by Skully & Mulder et al. Message this owner
Hidden : 10/06/2002
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The core group of the Skully & Mulder et al. placed this cache in Jenny Jump State Forest in Warren County, NJ – not far from The Land of Make Believe. Go here for directions and information: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/forestry/parks/jenny.htm After the initial climb the hike is pretty flat along the ridge.

Parking can be found at N40° 54.691’ W074° 55.269. The container is a 50 caliber ammo can. The original contents were: ·2 reconditioned Railroad Spikes. ·2 WG$’s. ·2 mini puzzles. ·Park maps. ·Calculator. ·Lock. ·Pocketknife. ·Hammer. ·Night light. ·The patella portion of a knee replacement. All the items are brand new with the exception of the Railroad spikes and the WG$’s. The container is well hidden but should not be a difficult find. Please replace the container exactly as you found it so the find for others will be consistant with the 2.5 difficulty rating. There are many legends of how the park got it’s name. One story is that Jenny was a nine year old girl who lived generations ago. The small white house where she lived stood far below a high cliff. One day the child was picking berries or playing on the rocks when an Indian surprised her. In great fear she called to her father for help. He cried, "Jump, Jenny Jump!" The obedient child jumped from the high rocky cliff to her death. The ancient rolling terrain of Jenny Jump Mountain provides spectacular vistas of the Kittatinny Mountains and the Water Gap to the west, and the vast panorama of the Great Meadows to the east. A haven for those who love a hike and a good view, the park promises special rewards for devotees of geology, astronomy, mountain biking, bird watchers, bass fishing, and all season camping. The forest contains outcroppings estimated to be 1.6 billion years old, some of the oldest rocks on earth, whose banding marks belie their origins deep beneath the earth's surface. Later lifted by intercontinental collision to form ancient mountain chains 15,000 feet high, this fault is part of a larger ridge and valley geologic province that stretches to Alabama. Much later, a glacier, which was over a mile thick, finally receded 21,000 years ago, leaving behind moraines, kettle holes, erratics, and other features. An erratic is a rock that was transported by glacial ice to its present site. Limestone boulders, originally part of the 500 million year old Kittatinny Limestone formation, came from the Kittatinny Valley to the northwest. There is a boulder in the park that came from the valley near the Paulinskill River and is approximately 470 million years old. The glacier's terminus a few miles south meant the birth of Great Meadows and the Pequest River. Water from the melting glacier accumulated behind the terminal moraine to form the prehistoric Lake Pequest. The lake's outlet waters eventually cut through the natural dam, draining the lake, leaving muck soil formed from the decomposed organic matter that accumulated on the lake bottom. In the late 1800s, areas were cleared, drained and used for intensive cultivation of vegetables and sod in this uniquely fertile soil, the Great Meadows.

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