Unformatted text preview: rmation forms the major ridges of Kittatinny Mountain.
Elsewhere, small swamps have formed in small depressions that
were formerly occupied by stagnant ice blocks. These features are
called “kettles” and they are common on moraines.
Broad folds in bedrock occur throughout the park (fig. 2). They
are best noted when traversing the park in a northwest-southeast
direction, or across the trend of the mountain. When hiking, try to
find places where the dip of the rock layers changes from northwest
to southeast or southeast to northwest. ALong this change in dip
direction a fold axis exists.
0.0 mi/2.4 mi
0.3 mi/2.7 mi
0.1 mi/2.8 mi
0.1 mi/2.9 mi From Stop 5 parking area, turn around
and travel toward Monument Drive.
Bear right at yield sign. Turn right
immediately, follow sign to Interpretive
Monument Trail (red/green trail) on
Circle Interpretive Center. Park in front.
Walk to Stop 6. 35 ME
N 2/10 T MO NU mile
STEPS STOP 6 BLUE
ST TRA GATE
STEPS RD NO
BRIDGE RS DA park on driveway
CENTER SE RR D N WA RD/GN boulder
field CE STEENY KILL
LAKE MP STEPS TO 23 KU Geology - Surficial - boulder fields,
erratics, glacially-scoured rock.
Bedrock - Shawangunk Formation,
cross-bedding. 0 TO MONUMENT Location - Port Jervis South
Monument and Steeny Kill Lake
trails, about 1.2 miles north of
Park in the driveway
on the north side of the Interpretive
Center near entrance to Monument
Trail. Walk northeast on trail (red/
green blazes) to Steeny Kill Lake
trail (blue blazes) TRA
IL Stop 6 LAKE
MARCIA Explanation - The first 1000 feet of Monument Trail follows the
rocky crest of a lower, secondary ridge on Kittatinny Mountain.
Glacially-scoured Shawangunk crops out on the west side of the trail. 1 foot Figure 20. Stop 6: Quartz-pebble conglomerate erratic (Shawangunk Formation)
along Monument Trail. 36 Glacial erosion has given these rocks an overall smoothed shape.
About 400 feet from the trail’s entra...
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