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Unformatted text preview: crops or above bedrock that lies very close to the
surface. Boulders in this setting are generally angular in shape, and
may be as much as 25 feet long. The second place is in areas of
thick till, boulder fields form massive, oval-shaped accumulations that
lie near the base of hillslopes, and more rarely they occur on broad
uplands where they may have been deposited by the glacier. Boulders
in this setting generally have a subrounded shape, their corners
worn down during glacial transport. Sorting is common and many
boulders form crude stone circles. The third location where bouldery
accumulations are found is in small upland valleys and elongated
fields along hillslopes formed in places where meltwater washed over
the till leaving the heavier stones behind.
Bedrock is folded throughout the park (fig. 2), but such folds are
not easily observed because of their large size. They are best noted
when passing through the park in a northwest-southeast direction,
27 across the trend of the mountain.
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From Stop 2, continue on Scenic Drive.
0.3 mi/1.2 mi
Turn right onto Monument Drive.
0.4 mi/1.6 mi
High Point Monument parking area.
Park and walk to Stops 3 and 4. Stop 3 REST
CONCESSION 0 150
NU ME STOP 3
(SW) MO HIGH
MON. View to the southwest along the
curving ridge line of Kittatinny
Mountain (fig. 16). DR STOP 3
(NE) STOP 3
(NW) Explanation IV E Geology - Panoramic view of New
Jersey Highlands, Kittatinny Valley,
Kittatinny Mountain, Shawangunk
Mountains, Catskill Mountains,
Minisink Valley, Pocono Plateau. PA
G Location - Port Jervis South quadrangle, Kittatinny Mountain,
High Point Monument. STOP 3
TO 23 The large, high ridge that forms the spine of Kittatinny Mountain is
underlain by tough quartzite and conglomerate of the Shawangunk
Formation. The lower area west of the ridge is underlain by less
resistant red shale and sandstone of the Bloomsburg Red Beds,
and several of the smaller hills in this area are drumlins. Because
the Shawangunk Formation is highly resistant to weathering and
erosion, it s...
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