It’s Raining Rocks


In The Maine Woods, Henry David Thoreau described Katahdin as “… a vast aggregation of loose rocks, as if sometime it had rained rocks, and they lay as they fell on the mountain sides, nowhere fairly at rest, but leaning on each other, all rocking-stones, with cavities between, but scarcely any soil or smoother self. They were the raw materials of a planet dropped from an unseen quarry….”

This view from the tableland shows Chimney Pond (lower right) and clouds forming over the North Basin.

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