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John Burroughs Slabsides Geology Ramble

Dates:
9/13/2014 10:00 AM (Meet at Slabsides)

Region: Middle Hudson
County: Ulster
Description: The rocks were one of literary naturalist John Burroughs' favorite aspects of the Slabsides location, but even he did not realize that the rocks represented sediments eroded from a Himalayan-scale mountain range nearly 400 million years ago. Since they were deposited in a shallow sea, the sediments were repeatedly caught in continental collisions which bent them and stood them literally on end. As if that wasn't enough, they were most recently scraped clean by a mile-thick sheet of glacial ice which melted a mere 14,000 years ago. Join Vassar College geology professor Jeff Walker for hike to read the many stories in the rocks of the John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary. The newly developed trails are part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail System. Meet at Slabsides.
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John Burroughs Slabsides Ramble

Dates:
9/27/2014 10:00 AM (Meet at Slabsides)

Region: Middle Hudson
County: Ulster
Description: An intermediate ramble through the woods starting at Slabsides, literary naturalist John Burroughs rustic cabin in the woods. Awaken your inner naturalist and join us for an interpretive walk through the pristine woods that inspired much of his writing. The walk will be paired with a few short readings from his essays and the route will pass by his celery swamp and spring through a dense hemlock forest with abundant rock outcroppings on newly developed trails. The trails are part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail System.
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