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cache type Lake Erie Virtual cache size

by HuckleBuckle
(Finds: 77  Score: 273.5)    (Hidden: 67  Score: 223.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 42° 54.529'   W 078° 54.153'
Buffalo,   New York   14207
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 22 Dec 2005
Waypoint (Landmark): N01DE7
Open Cache:  Unrestricted
Cache type:  Virtual
Cache size:   Virtual

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

Misc: Disabled access. Pets are allowed. Parking is available

This EarthCache will take you to a park on Squaw Island, over-looking the end of Lake Erie.

Maps are queued for generation.
Additional maps for this cache available at: topozone.com logo    mapquest.com logo

Lake Erie, the great body of fresh water forming Ohio's north coast, is the fourth largest of the five Great Lakes; nevertheless, Lake Erie should not be considered an also-ran, as it is the 12th largest freshwater lake in the world. Lake Erie provides a nearly unlimited water supply to communities along its shore, is an unmatched recreational and sport-fishing mecca, and provides significant quantities of sand and gravel for construction." "Geologists, however, view Lake Erie in its present form as a very recent feature---less than 4,000 years old---" "Erie owes its fundamental existence to the presence of a basin or lowland that originated long before the Pleistocene Ice Age began about 2 million years ago. This lowland was the valley of an east-flowing river, known as the Erigan River, that some geologists speculate was the downstream portion of the preglacial Teays River." "The first of the major glacial advances obliterated this drainage system and deepened and enlarged the basin. Succeeding glaciations further deepened and enlarged it. Lake Erie, the southernmost of the Great Lakes, is also the shallowest because the ice was relatively thin (therefore lacking significant erosive power) when it reached so far south." "The Lake Erie basin is underlain by Silurian and Devonian carbonates (limestone and dolomite) on the west and by Devonian shales on the east. The carbonate rocks are generally more resistant to erosion than are the shales; therefore, the western basin is comparatively shallow, averaging less than 25 feet in depth. Glacial ice was able to scoop out to a greater extent the less resistant shales underlying the central and eastern basins. The deepest point in Lake Erie is 210 feet in the eastern basin.

To log this Virtual, have a photo taken of yourself over-looking the end of Lake Erie.

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I found it! 24 Feb 2007 by  Szuchie  (Finds: 146  Score: 577)    (Hidden: 5  Score: 26)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

(Hey look, an active NC Huck cache...haha. OH SNAP, OH SNAP!!! Huck, whatev you do don't take down that awesome sign you had hanging in your front window when we went caching the other day...that was so the biggity-bomb-yo!!!) And now for the log:

Dear Mr. Hucklebuckle,

Thank you for this educational form of a virtual cache. The reward for this cache was learning more about the planet on which I live - its landscapes, its geology and the minerals and fossils that are found here.

As Mr. Nogg stated, we had some fun out on the break wall today trying to verify exactly how many geocachers it did indeed take to change the batteries in a geo-camera, and operate it for a period of time long enough to get the necessary picture to prove we are intelligent enough to overcome such complex technological processes as "pushing a button" and "taking a picture". As our pictures indicate, we were successful....eventually. Haha.

Thanks HB for forcing us to figure out how to finally get to this spot, and as always, for developing Earthcaches in association with the Geological Society of America.


I found it! 28 Apr 2006 by  Mr_Z  (Finds: 85  Score: 308.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

Visited on 04/28/06. Picture of the bridge at the end of Lake Erie.
(Forgot to log it....)

  cameraEnd of Lake Erie

I found it! 02 Apr 2006 by  Rayman77  (Finds: 104  Score: 393.5)    (Hidden: 10  Score: 32.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Was out scouting some potential new cache hiding spots and grabbed this one. Although I wasn't on the breakwall or Squaw Island, I managed to get a picture of the end of Lake Erie, with me holding my GPS. Thanks for the virt HB.

  cameraEnd of Lake Erie with breakwall

Note 26 Dec 2005 by  HuckleBuckle  (Finds: 77  Score: 273.5)    (Hidden: 67  Score: 223.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

55 changed to 54. :)

Note 26 Dec 2005 by  HuckleBuckle  (Finds: 77  Score: 273.5)    (Hidden: 67  Score: 223.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

I edited the page and replaced the old coords with Urkels.

I found it! 26 Dec 2005 by  WhiteUrkel  (Finds: 172  Score: 635)    (Hidden: 40  Score: 156)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Huckle and Mick, you guys are both killing me here :-). The coords at the top of the page are much closer than the errant waymarking.com coords, but they take you to the Army Corps of Engineers parking lot on Niagara Street, not even on squaw island. (See lostoutdoors.com aerial photo, or mapquest.com map link on this cache page). So here's what I did. I went to Squaw Island, walked out on the breakwall about 3/8 of a mile. This gives you the Peace Bridge in the foreground, with Lake Erie in the background. Coords I went to were N 42 54.529 W 078 54.153. Averaged, and with no obstructions, I'm sure they're dead nuts on. I'd highly suggest these become the coords for this Earthcache/virtual. Thanks for the virtual Huckle, sorry you missed the deadline before the head Earthcache guy moved them all to waymarking :-(.

  cameraMy gps. The .96 mi. is the distance to Erie's End

I found it! 23 Dec 2005 by  mickemt  (Finds: 172  Score: 590.5)    (Hidden: 71  Score: 266)
    Open Log:  Unrestricted

I'm hoping this will count, couldnt get a pic of just me at the end of the lake, had to use my gps ( most caches allow for this when solo caching) Took a photo overlooking the lake but navicache said it's too big. Here's my shot of the Sub at the naval park instead.

  cameraAt the naval park, right by the "end" of lake erie


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