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  Becky makes friends with a boulder
by zrim

Every once in a while, when hiking in the mountains, you will come across a stray boulder or two. They obviously were chucked off the mountainside some time ago. It is interesting to check the tree lines back up the mountainside to see if it was a relatively fresh chuck. If there is a line of trees smaller in height relative to the surrounding forest, you can be reasonably sure that the boulder came tumbling down recently (at least according to geologic times). One can only imagine the sound and fury that would be caused by a several ton boulder such as this rolling thousands of feet, decimating everything in its path until finding it's final resting spot.

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  • Written Jul 12, 2003
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