IDEAS Field Trip - Geology of Southeastern New York
October 28-29, 2006

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View of southern Hudson Highlands from summit of Bear Mountain.
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Glacially rounded peaks of southern Hudson Highlands.
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View of distant Manhattan skyline from the summit of Bear Mountain. Note the Empire State Building just right of center in the photo.
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View of the southern margin of the Hudson Highlands from Bear Mt. The third ridge in the photo, just below the horizon, is the northern end of the Palisades ridge.
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A chilly, windy day on the summit of Bear Mountain.
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Bear mountain 'granite' with distinct mineral foliation showing that this is really a metagranite.
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Same block as last photo, but looking directly into the foliation. From this angle the metamorphic foliation is not obvious.
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View of the southern margin of the Hudson Highlands where the Hudson River exits.
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View of the Hudson north at the Bear Mountain Bridge. Note the zig zag path of the river, which is controlled by erosion of weaker rock along intersecting faults.
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View across the Hudson River from Bear Mt. to Anthonys Nose.