Monday, September 12, 2005

Petrified Sea Gardens - Glacial Erratics

Glacial erratics - slow moving glaciers carried rocks and boulders great distances and dropped them in another place... there were three large formations in the park, which also extend deep underground. The largest formation is estimated to weigh over 200 tons!


Glacial erratics are often called "Indian Stones". This one (below) is believed to have a history in Native American use. It is oriented to the sunrise at solstice, and there appears to be an altar within the formation.

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