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buttaskotch: I am going to archive this cache permanently. Look for a new cache in this area later this fall.....


Oakland Lake Ravine

A cache by Buttaskotch Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/26/2006
2 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

on a ravine--steep hill---there are two ways up the hard way and a little off the path is a gentler slope

I wanted to do something where I grew up....

A vestige of the last ice age, Oakland Lake was formed when the retreating glacier left a massive iceberg embedded in the debris of soil and stone. It is fed by the ravine's runoff and underground springs. It served as one of the earliest mill ponds on Long Island feeding the old Hicks Mill, owned by one of the original settlers of Bayside, John Hicks, son of a Plymouth Colonist, and a Flushing patentee.

Later known as Douglas Pond after the founder of Douglaston, in 1874 it became the water source for the City of Flushing. Oakland Lake and Ravine became protected environments under New York State's Wetlands Act in 1976

Oakland Lake Ravine is the side of the Park that one needs to walk down from. As a Cardozo HS student, I used to go sliding down the hills on cardboard or play superheroes--I was a late bloomer (a friend once found a machete sticking out of the ground once, hmmmm)

Cache is a camo'd rectangular tupperware container
Go visit Lighting Tree, its nearby and the first cache I ever found.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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