Home / Tag Archives: gunks

Tag Archives: gunks

Glacial Erratics

Have you ever been hiking in the forest and come upon a house size boulder? Where do these things come from? How did they get there? Last week I learned that these boulders are called Glacial Erratics. The one in the picture above is located near Table Rock in the …

Read More »

A History of the Gunk’s Carriageways

I love hiking in the Shawangunks (also known as the Gunks) in eastern New York State, near the Mohonk Mountain House and Preserve. This entire area is a hiking and rock climbing paradise. One of the unique features of the Gunks are the stone and gravel carriageways that snake though …

Read More »

Red-spotted Newts

Red Spotted Newt

I took a long day hike this morning in search of the Catskills Aqueduct which flows underground through the Mohonk Preserve. Along the way, I spotted a lot of wildlife including a swimming beaver, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys and a unusual congregation of red-spotted newts gathered together on a large …

Read More »