DISTANT HILL GEOLOGY TRAIL
“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” John Keats
We have added a new Geology Trail to Distant Hill Gardens. It is mile-long woods trail that leads visitors to six different geological features found in the forests of Distant Hill. All stops have signs with info about what is of geological interest at that location.
The geological features include the following sites:
- Unique stretched pebble meta-conglomerate outcrops
- A calcium-rich bedrock area we call ‘Rattlesnake Knoll’.
- A rock outcrop with an excellent example of cross-bedding.
- An outcrop of pegmatite, a coarse, crystalline-rich igneous rock
- A small cliff with a talus pile/slope below
- An outcrop with an example of a sandstone intrusion, along with evidence of a turbidity current, or underwater landslide, with a deposit called a turbidite