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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by Woodserson » Wed Mar 16, 2022 8:18 pm

randoskier wrote:
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:36 am
To be a rock and not to roll...
Why is it so alone? I'm guessing it's an erratic, but here in New England there are erratics everywhere, not solo ones dreaming long dreams on gentle hills. I wonder what the geologic explanation is.

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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by Roelant » Thu Mar 17, 2022 3:12 am

Woodserson wrote:
Wed Mar 16, 2022 8:18 pm
randoskier wrote:
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:36 am
To be a rock and not to roll...
Why is it so alone? I'm guessing it's an erratic, but here in New England there are erratics everywhere, not solo ones dreaming long dreams on gentle hills. I wonder what the geologic explanation is.
This geologist here suggests, that the rock stated put due to the flatter nature of the peak top, whereas any erratics deposited on the slopes were transported down due to a variety of slope processes. Freezing and thawing of underlying soil can do that.
But a clearer hypothesis could be made from pictures taken without snow cover :)



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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lowangle al » Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:13 am

I saw a car sized boulder tumble down a 40 degree slope for no apparent reason one time.

I doubt it was a glacier erratic though.

It's not unusual to see large glacier erratic boulders sitting by themselves, unlike glacial morrains, like the one a few hundred yards from my house in Pa. that is a pile of smaller rocks.



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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by randoskier » Thu Mar 17, 2022 4:43 pm

Woodserson wrote:
Wed Mar 16, 2022 8:18 pm
randoskier wrote:
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:36 am
To be a rock and not to roll...
Why is it so alone? I'm guessing it's an erratic, but here in New England there are erratics everywhere, not solo ones dreaming long dreams on gentle hills. I wonder what the geologic explanation is.
Spinal Tap put it there for the Druids?

It was quite startling to see it in these gentle hills, it was also the first sunny day in about 8! A beautiful stage.
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by randoskier » Thu Mar 17, 2022 4:44 pm

Roelant wrote:
Thu Mar 17, 2022 3:12 am
Woodserson wrote:
Wed Mar 16, 2022 8:18 pm
randoskier wrote:
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:36 am
To be a rock and not to roll...
Why is it so alone? I'm guessing it's an erratic, but here in New England there are erratics everywhere, not solo ones dreaming long dreams on gentle hills. I wonder what the geologic explanation is.
This geologist here suggests, that the rock stated put due to the flatter nature of the peak top, whereas any erratics deposited on the slopes were transported down due to a variety of slope processes. Freezing and thawing of underlying soil can do that.
But a clearer hypothesis could be made from pictures taken without snow cover :)
I will get a pic next summer if fish on the Navassvatnet.



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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by randoskier » Thu Mar 17, 2022 5:16 pm

randoskier wrote:
Thu Mar 17, 2022 4:44 pm
Roelant wrote:
Thu Mar 17, 2022 3:12 am
Woodserson wrote:
Wed Mar 16, 2022 8:18 pm


Why is it so alone? I'm guessing it's an erratic, but here in New England there are erratics everywhere, not solo ones dreaming long dreams on gentle hills. I wonder what the geologic explanation is.
This geologist here suggests, that the rock stated put due to the flatter nature of the peak top, whereas any erratics deposited on the slopes were transported down due to a variety of slope processes. Freezing and thawing of underlying soil can do that.
But a clearer hypothesis could be made from pictures taken without snow cover :)
I will get a pic next summer if fish on the Navassvatnet.
Unfortunately this was the best shot I could get since my camera was in my pulk and I only had access to my phone.
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by bauerb » Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:59 pm

stoked! got here last night. heading up to Solitude tonight.

even the view from the Target parking lot is epic. apologies to those folks who are fortunate enough to live here and see these views every day. the peak behind the shopping mall is 10x the height of the "mountain" in my backyard. so yup, I'm stoked to be here.
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by Slidey_Hiker » Fri Mar 25, 2022 11:31 pm

One last gasp of winter here in New Hampshire
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by matu » Mon Mar 28, 2022 4:42 am

Last week was a nice spring week here in southern Finland. Got to do everything from a overnight trip with my new diy pulk to getting sendy at the local park.

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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by Cannatonic » Wed Mar 30, 2022 12:31 pm

banner day at the Seabrook, New Hampshire goodwill store yesterday while my car was being worked on - scored a new coffee cup with a panoramic photo of Tuckerman Ravine and a 70's Chick Corea/Stanley Clarke album!
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