Friday, December 19, 2008

Montalban Ridge towards the Atlantic Ocean visible in the background, 2006

The rocks in the foreground are weathered remnants of the glacier as is the soil, that mica laden gravel till in the foreground. This picture is just below treeline near the headwall of the Gulf of Slides, another of the alpine cirques of the Presidential Range. Some of the rocks to the left of the trail have been moved there by humans to form a low barrier next to the trail and to the right, rocks have been stacked up to make a cairn, or trail marker. The Atlantic Ocean is visible under the haze line in the back ground.