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  1. I wonder if this is the feature in question. If it is, it definitely is not a mound. I don't know in what direction the individual that took this image was facing. Also, I find it odd that this feature doesn't show on the topographic map.
  2. Now to throw a curve to y'all. It could be a native burial mound and a kame. The Glacial Kame Culture were in the area of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, andSouthern Ontario. They lived from around 10,000 to 3,000 BP. They were named by the archaeological remains that were discovered on top of hills of glacial gravel. The often prepared dominate or distinctive locations from the nearby surroundings.
  3. Canada has different regulations than the US when it comes to Cultural Resources Management but the laws and regulations are most likely very similar. Prior to the early 1970s most Cultural Resources were bulldozed if they were in or near the right-of-way. Some were even used as borrow piles for fill locations along proposed road right-of-ways. I don't know the age of the road but chances are that civil engineers didn't give a darn if it was a mound. Their only thought, "The road must go through". Mounds and mound building cultures were prevalent in the Midwest, South, South East, and Great Plains states of the US and spilled over into Canada (I cannot locate a mound distribution map for Canada). The Mound Builders lived during the Middle Woodland period (200 - 300 B.C. to A.D. 700 - 900) This is the time when mortuary ceremonialism appears to have reached a peak. It was at this time that the most exotic items were included in burials and most of the known burial mounds and later earthworks were constructed. These include the Serpent Mound at Rice Lake, a burial mound which was shaped like a giant snake (similar to Serpent Mound in Ohio), and the mounds at Rainy River. Much of the elaboration in mortuary ceremonialism is attributed to contact with the Adena and Hopewellian peoples in the Ohio Valley. This influence appears to end around A.D. 250 and after this time burial ceremonialism appears to decrease.
  4. It looks like an Adena mound like this The Adena lived in a wide area including much of present day Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky and parts of Pennsylvania and New York. Being that is is just north of that "general" area, it could have been along a trade route.
  5. That is funny. I just saw a news article about the safety of playground equipment in Central Park and noticed a rock formation in the background and wondered what the formation was and if there was an earthcache there? My first earthcache that I developed was on an island off the coast of Ohio that is about the glacial grooves.
  6. Use the 10 Classes of waterfalls. 1 Block: Water descends from a relatively wide stream or river. 2 Cascade: Water descends a series of rock steps. 3 Cataract: A large waterfall. 4 Fan: Water spreads horizontally as it descends while remaining in contact with bedrock. 5 Horsetail: Descending water maintains some contact with bedrock. 6 Plunge: Water descends vertically, losing contact with the bedrock surface. 7 Punchbowl: Water descends in a constricted form, then spreads out in a wider pool. 8 Segmented: Distinctly separate flows of water form as it descends. 9 Tiered:Water drops in a series of distinct steps or falls. 10 Multi-step: A series of waterfalls one after another of roughly the same size each with its own sunken plunge pool.
  7. My question is how did they know about it before it was posted?
  8. How about getting to my OP? If you want to debate this other crap start a different thread. Let's get back to the subject.
  9. It also looks like some of the general layout and spacing as well as the font changed. Also check out the new "Shop For Gear" link at the left of the page and the layout with pictures.
  10. ....that logs an EarthCache without meeting the requirement(s) or not following the instructions on EarthCaches? Sadly about 90% of the time I have someone that lists education as the profession on their profile. Most of the time they don't even upload a picture and answer any of the questions, just plain and simply post a find log. Sometimes they don't follow the instructions and then the least frequent is that they don't answer the questions correctly. I'm fairly open and always try to provide them with feedback and the correct answers. I just find it strange that the education profession seems to lack luster when it come to finding EarthCaches. So what has everyone else experienced? What are your thoughts? Disclaimer: I don't have any issues with any one in education and have a lot of family members and friends in that profession.
  11. BiT

    5 Star Difficulty

    Here is how I look at it, maybe I'm wrong? Terrain: * surf * visibility in the water is notoriously low * some of the vents are hidden in between submerged rocks * white algal mats that are the easiest way to identify them are eaten by the local abalone * multiple stops far apart Difficulty: * vents are relatively small * technical details in your questions * long measurement times
  12. BiT

    5 Star Difficulty

    Wouldn't most of that be considered terrain?
  13. On an EarthCache, what would you consider a 5 star difficulty? Sure 5 star terrains can be very common with an EarthCache but what would you have to do to give an EarthCache a 5 star difficulty? Is difficulty looked at differently on EarthCaches? Do you have any examples?
  14. If there is any question that they didn't not visit the site I delete the log. I have one EarthCache that is a 5.75 mile hike and I have deleted logs of people standing beside their cars just inside the state park. I also have try to require photo evidence of the visit by doing something that I specificially request, whether it be holding your GPSr, licking a building, or get into Fat Man's Misery. Same with my geocaches, you have to sign the logbook. You cannot arrive at GZ and see my ammo box 50 feet up in the tree and claim a find. You have to get to it and open it to sign the logbook. I don't like "geospotting" or "earthspotting".
  15. How helpful or hurtful does everyone think that mentioning gc.com is to getting permission?
  16. I typically try to reply with thanks for your visit or your answer are correct, please feel free to log the EarthCaches as a find. If they write a little more in their log I may also comment on that. I always try to give some type of feed back for their effort. I myself enjoy EarthCaches the most and I want others to feel the same about mine.
  17. Well, I had two locations recently that I wanted to develop as EarthCaches but was denied by the property owners. One was on an individual's private property and the other was on an energy supplier's property. Both were within 100' of a county road and a state route. The location on the energy supplier's property was a very soon to be double natural arch. I wanted to illustrate the formation process and point out the second arch being formed. While the other was a very thin arch that could become a dead arch in the not so distant geological future. So what locations have you discovered and then have had permission denied?
  18. Cool, that is one of mine!
  19. BiT

    EarthCache Icons

    The CO is great except the issue with the EarthCache icon. The newly added ability log a comment with geocaching Field Notes is awesome. Anybody have a work around to get the EarthCache icon to show on the CO?
  20. BiT

    EarthCache Icons

    Yep, I had a 60 CSx and pushed all my caches into it with the related icon. On the CO, it is all tied to the GPX file. The icon is coded on the GPX file. I believe all the icons are now correct EXCEPT the EarthCache icon.
  21. BiT

    EarthCache Icons

    Dag nab it, I thought you had a work around!
  22. BiT

    EarthCache Icons

    From your gallery it looks like you are using a 60CSx? The CO is a different animal, do you know how to load geocaches into the CO with a custom icon?
  23. BiT

    EarthCache Icons

    If I push them into the Colorado as a POI they don't have the cache page info. If I push them as an EarthCache only PQ, they still show as tradition green box but I will have the cache page data. If I push them as both a POI and then as as an EarthCache only PQ, the tradition green box overwrites the image of the POI so I'm back to the same as before.
  24. On my How Many Licks Does It Take to Get An EarthCache? you have to get a picture licking the building.
  25. This may be a cross post but it didn't get a lot of attention on the other forum. I actively seek out EarthCaches while traveling. I now have the new Garmin Colorado and the EarthCache icon still appears as the traditional cache icon (green box). I have two issue with this. One, I want to see what caches in a given area are EarthCaches. Two, maybe a little more importantly, is that some searchers may be looking for a traditional cache at an EarthCache location and potentially cause harm to the location. I've written to Groundspeak but they state it is a Garmin issue. Garmin needs more people to bring it to their attention.
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