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Stop 11 at Barringer

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Trailhead of the Caretaker Trail
Trailhead of the Caretaker Trail
Photo: G. Osinski, University of Western Ontario
Location:
Along the trail on the northern rim of the crater
Scale: Height of the old museum is approximately 4-5 meters

West rim trail leading to the Caretaker trailhead

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Geologists Gordon Osinski and Elisabetta Pierazzo hike down the trail

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We've now arrived at the top of the Caretaker Trail, which we will take down to reach the crater floor. The ruins on the right of the photo housed the original museum at Barringer Crater, until it burnt down in the 1950's. It is also from here that Daniel Barringer conducted most of his early investigations of the crater.

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