September 29th, 2007


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This is the Sienna Hills Erratic, a mountain rock that was deposited here by a glacier long ago. I found it today while out geocaching. It was an Earthcache, which is (I guess) any interesting or notable geological feature; there's no actual cache there, you just answer a few questions to qualify it as a find. I've seen a few other erratics in the area, like Big Rock at Okotoks and the buffalo rubbing stone at Nose Hill, but hadn't seen this one before. It was a bit of a challenge getting here. On the map, it looked to be a short distance from the first cache I found today, but there was a freeway in between and we had to detour to find a pedestrian bridge, then navigate through a modern subdivision with many cul-de-sacs.