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Large Glacial Erratic
19 September 2014 -- 262/365
Lincoln, Rhode Island
Near the entrance to Lincoln Woods State Park, and dominating the first large campsite along the ring road, sits this extremely large glacial erratic. It serves as further evidence of the retreat of the Wisconsinan Glacier about 12,000 years ago. (That, you may recall from an earlier photo, is the glacier that created the kettle pond that rests in the center of this park.) A glacial erratic is a large boulder that was broken from bedrock and carried by a glacier hundreds of kilometers to a new location. Lincoln Woods State Park is strewn with them, making it a very popular bouldering site for rock climbers.
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