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cache type Onondaga Escarpment #2; Glen Falls Virtual cache size

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by WhiteUrkel
(Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 57.853'   W 078° 44.655'
Williamsville,   New York   14221
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 19 Feb 2005
Waypoint (Landmark): N017C0
Open Cache:  Non-commercial use only
Cache type:  Virtual
Cache size:   Unknown

Difficulty: gps (easy)
Terrain: gps (easy)

Misc: No drinking water! No restrooms (water closets) available Disabled access. Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!

This is listed on geocaching.com as a GSA Earthcache. Here on Navicache.com, it's just a plain old virtual cache.

Maps are queued for generation.
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Not as high, and lesser known than the more famous Niagara Escarpment, the Onondaga Escarpment is Western New York's "other escarpment".

Varying in height from 10 ft. to 245 ft., the Onondaga Escarpment runs roughly from Pt. Colborne Ontario, to near Albany, N.Y.

An escarpment is a steep slope or long cliff that results from erosion or faulting, and separates two relatively level areas of differing elevations. The exposed surface of the Onondaga escarpment is limestone, a common sedimentary rock consisting mostly of calcium carbonate, used as a building stone and in the manufacture of lime, carbon dioxide, and cement.

In New York State, the Onondaga Escarpment basically parallels Rt. 5. Some of the higher points in the City of Buffalo include City Honors High School (at the corner of Masten and Best) and near the intersection of Bailey and Kensington.

Elsewhere in Erie County, the highest point is probably the Clarence Escarpment Sanctuary in the town of Clarence. The escarpment also offers a nice view of Transit Road, looking Northward towards Lockport from Sheridan Drive, near the Eastern Hills Mall.

In the Village of Williamsville, within the Town of Amherst, Ellicott Creek tumbles over the escarpment at a 30 ft. two-stepped waterfall known as Glen Falls, which is what you will be visiting as part of this virtual geocache.

47 mile long Ellicott Creek has it's source in the Town of Bennington in Wyoming County, and empties into Tonawanda Creek, less than a mile from the latters confluence with the Niagara River. Ellicott Creek is considered a tributary of Tonawanda Creek.

Park at N 42 Deg. 57.938' W078 Deg. 44.675'. There is a parking area closer to the falls, but all spots are designated handicap parking. Incidently, this virtual cache is 100% handicap accessable. To log a find for this cache, you need to go to the coordinates at the top of this page, and upload a photo of someone in your caching party holding a GPSr with Glen Falls in the background (or your hand holding a GPSr if you are by your lonesome).

Or alternatively, you can answer the four questions below, and send them via email to me via the Navicache emailer. Click on the little icon next to my username at the top of this page. You must be logged in to Navicache.com to do this, or the icon won't be there.

1) Identify the number of rectangular windows in the octogonal shaped building near the parking coordinates.
2) Identify the alarm company the the octogonal building is "protected by" (stickers in the windows).
3) Identify the name of the red water mill near the falls (sign near the top of the building).
4) Identify the prominent feature in Glen Park near the falls, at coordinates N 42 Deg. 57.860' W 078 Deg. 44.703'

Logs without an uploaded photo or email will be deleted.

You can grab 3 caches without moving your car! Both Glen Falls Aquaview by ESFKids (.35 miles), and my own Amherst State Park Cache (.60 miles) are both accessable from creekside trails near the parking area.

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I found it! 19 Apr 2010 by  jhauser42  (Finds: 8  Score: 24.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

We stopped by the park this evening for about 15 minutes after dinner at Great Northern Pizza. This is definitely one of our favorite parks in the area with the waterfall, the ponds, the wildlife, etc.... This was the only cache we did today as we were not in the mood to hunt the others. The pic is our daughter holding up the NUVI we use to cache with. TFTC

Note 26 Sept 2007 by  Rev Mike  (Finds: 32  Score: 128.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Found the EC but have not completed the requirements for this one.

I found it! 11 Mar 2006 by  Sunrayers  (Finds: 25  Score: 74)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Very nice area for a Earthcache

I found it! 04 Dec 2005 by  Gryffindor1  (Finds: 52  Score: 202.5)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 25)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Stopped by this one on my way home from work today... what a nice refresher course from my geology classes at UB. Fun stuff! I loved those classes - those were the days ... ~sigh~
Lots of people around visiting the park, despite the construction - but it *is* a beautiful, snowy day :)

  cameraGryffindor1 wuz here!

I found it! 26 Nov 2005 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

(Urk...I'd post a picture here...but I don't want to hurt anyone...it's bad enough my mug is on the other site...more exposure would only do more damage. Yikes!!! Hahaha.) And now the log:

YEAH! My first (and hopefully not last) earthcache.
Johmer79 and myself decided to do some Williamsville caching today and this was at the epicenter of our caching agenda. Since neither of us have done an earthcache before we were pretty excited to take a run at this one.

Great sight in a very unlikly location! Thanks Urkel!

Szuchie. ;)

I found it! 30 May 2005 by  mrsmom  (Finds: 128  Score: 491.5)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 10)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

MrMom and I had fun finding this one. Thanks for the cache!

Will post picture as soon as I find it!

I found it! 30 Apr 2005 by  Mr_Z  (Finds: 85  Score: 308.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Not too many people around today....

[Modified 2005-05-01 18:31:01]

  cameraGlen Falls

I found it! 24 Apr 2005 by  Rayman77  (Finds: 104  Score: 393.5)    (Hidden: 10  Score: 32.5)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Cold and drizzly day today, so nobody around in this area. Creek water was pretty muddy from the rain (and snow) over the weekend. Thanks for the virtual.

  cameraOnondaga Escarpment #2

I found it! 20 Mar 2005 by  nt101  (Finds: 4  Score: 9)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Visited this virtual as we had a few minutes to spare while passing through the village. Will need to come back to do other caches in the area. Thanks!

I found it! 24 Feb 2005 by  HuckleBuckle  (Finds: 77  Score: 273.5)    (Hidden: 67  Score: 223.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Logging this one almost 5 months later. Huckle's first Earth Cache.
[Modified 2005-07-15 12:43:55]

I found it! 23 Feb 2005 by  Exit Mundi  (Finds: 26  Score: 97)    (Hidden: 4  Score: 17)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

A nice and easy cache to find on my part because I live only three blocks away from Glen Park.Very nice new kind of cache Urkel.

I found it! 21 Feb 2005 by  mickemt  (Finds: 172  Score: 590.5)    (Hidden: 71  Score: 266)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

FTF on an Urkel cache!!! Very nice!
Had a family member log it for me on the other site, grabbed it on my way home from work, then found out that my chest cold was the flu.

[Modified 2005-02-22 08:14:31]


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