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cache type Chim Chimeny (Chimney Bluff Earthcache) cache size

by ChileHead
(Finds: 24  Score: 92.5)    (Hidden: 52  Score: 182)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 43° 17.367'   W 076° 54.508'
Sodus Point,   New York   14555
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 08 Apr 2005
Waypoint (Landmark): N018B3
Open Cache:  Unrestricted
Cache type:  Virtual
Cache size:   Virtual

Difficulty: gps (easy)
Terrain: gps gps half gps (moderate)

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A short walk up a steep hill, to see terrain that looks like another planet.

I learned about these formations years ago in the book "Secret Places: Scenic Treasures of Western New York and Southern Ontario" by Bruce Kershner (a wonderful book by the way). The description below comes from this book.

Chimney Bluff was formed by the Ice Age glaciers. The glaciers deposited an elongated hill of compacted gravel, called a drumlin. When the glaciers melted away, Lake Ontario's waters rose and reached the level of the glacial drumlin. The lake's waters battered the hill during storms, eroding parts of it away, and rains caused parts of the hill to slide into the lake. The erosion led to the bizarre forms we see today.

There are about nine badland ridges, with names like Drunkard's Leap, Disappearing Point and Stonehenge Point. Among the odd rock formations are the Dragon's Back, the Dragon's Horn, and Castle Spires. Some of the knife-edge ridges are indeed like knife edges; the are as narrow as 2 inches wide and up to 100 feet high!

There are two parking areas for this park. The parking area on the East side of the park is much closer to this EarthCache. There are two other traditional caches in close proximity, and another cache a bit futher away but still in the same park.

To get credit for this cache, you must take a photo of yourself with your GPS and the formations in the background (doesn't have to be at the posted coordinates, as long as you get the formations).

Be careful on the trail ... the trail goes close to the cliff edge and the trail can get slippery. Please don't climb on the formations - Mother Nature is doing a fine job forming these. She doesn't need help from you!

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I found it! 03 Oct 2010 by  sagefemme  (Finds: 67  Score: 299)    (Hidden: 8  Score: 33.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I knew this was a crossover cache (on both services), but I wish I had looked for the Navicache only caches too. Missed an opportunity. Stunning views all the way up from the west parking lot. Strong winds told us just how these features were created. TFTF.

I found it! 12 Sept 2006 by  72CCT_ChE  (Finds: 34  Score: 127)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Bring this site up to date

I found it! 07 Sept 2006 by  Philaben  (Finds: 2  Score: 7.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Did find the earthcache. Forgot camera. Breathtaking view.

I found it! 13 Aug 2006 by  HuckleBuckle  (Finds: 77  Score: 273.5)    (Hidden: 67  Score: 223.5)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

*Late Log*

Here's what I said originally:

This one was on our "must do" list for caches on the way home. What an amazing site to see! This has to be one of the best Earthcaches that I've done to date. You're right - the landscape does look like that of another planet. Felt as if I was walking on Mars. Thanks for bringing us here, Chilehead.

HB


 

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