The answer is a special kind of drumlin. formed 10.000 years ago by a glacier. A drumlins are elongated, teardrop-shaped hills of rock, sand, and gravel. Drumlins can be over a mile long.
Yesterday, we took a day trip to Chimney Bluffs State Park on the shore of Lake Ontario. Chimney Bluffs has the most spectacular drumlins anywhere. With each wave on Lake Ontario, a tiny part of the bluff washes away. As the base disapears into the lake, more material slumps down to take its place. Rain and snow erode canyons between the pinnacles and ridges, giving the chimney bluffs their unique quality.
It was a beautiful fall day. We enjoyed a picnic and a hike through the woods to the bluffs. It takes about an hour an a half to get to Chimney Bluffs State Park from Ithaca. We recommend the trip!
Glad to see you are back “on the road.” Trust that means healthwise things are ok for both of you. Re the “drumlins” – different but they reminded me of the “hoodoos” in Bryce Canyon, Utah – https://www.myutahparks.com/things-to-do/bryce-canyon-hoodoos Stay safe and well! Carl
On Sat, Oct 10, 2020 at 6:06 PM Perspectives on the Road wrote:
> Karen Friedeborn posted: ” The answer is a special kind of drumlin. formed > 10.000 years ago by a glacier. A drumlins are elongated, teardrop-shaped > hills of rock, sand, and gravel. Drumlins can be over a mile long. > Yesterday, we took a day trip to Chimney Bluffs State Par” >
Hi Carl, yes we are both well now. I see what you are saying about similarity yo the “hoodoos” at Bryce.