This weekend was the last weekend of sun I will see. The erratic is in the little park on the right before the end of the street. Erratics can be found at altitudes up to about 1,300–1,600 feet in the Enumclaw area, along with kames and also the unique Mima mounds. Glacial erratic boulders of King County are large glacial erratic boulders of rock which were … Puget Sound and Beach Erratics. Check out the Wedgwood Rock's modest sibling located in a tiny park known as Wedgwood Square at the corner of 31st Ave NE and NE 82nd Street. You'll see them as you drive. In spite of the dense tree cover and dense development, glacial landforms are much in evidence in the Puget Sound region, and this includes large glacial erratics. Glacial Erratics Posted on: September 19th, 2011 in Historical Marker Audio Tours , Historical Marker Details | Subject: This fine-grained rock was rafted to this location during catastrophic floods that occurred during the end of the Ice Age. from the album Moving Mountains I first discovered this wonderful all-female folk band while on a Royal Caribbean cruise to Alaska with my family. Glacial erratic boulders of King County are large glacial erratic boulders of rock which were moved into King County, Washington by glacial action during previous ice ages. There is an informal trail around to the dark, looming east face, rising vertically for 34 feet. See? Upper Leschi Park Erratic, Seattle. The type of rock our stone friend is made of is a a serpentinized green-stone that is formed when basalt lava is subjected to low grade metamorphism (heat, pressure, etc.). Agassiz in 1840. 47°39′38″N 122°09′12″W / 47.6605°N 122.1533°W / 47.6605; -122.1533 ('Homage' boulders (NE 60th)) (NE 60th), 47°36′04″N 122°17′20″W / 47.60103°N 122.28897°W / 47.60103; -122.28897 (Leschi Park erratic), 47°29.94′N 121°58.17′W / 47.49900°N 121.96950°W / 47.49900; -121.96950 (Lone Rock), 47°40′19″N 122°18′25″W / 47.67183°N 122.30689°W / 47.67183; -122.30689 (Ravenna Park erratic), 47°31′07.1″N 121°59′49.2″W / 47.518639°N 121.997000°W / 47.518639; -121.997000 (Talus Rocks), 47°42′14″N 122°18′37″W / 47.70389°N 122.31028°W / 47.70389; -122.31028 (Thornton Creek erratic), 47°40′51″N 122°17′50″W / 47.68084°N 122.2973°W / 47.68084; -122.2973 (Wedgwood Rock), 47°41′18″N 122°17′41″W / 47.6882°N 122.2948°W / 47.6882; -122.2948 (Wedgwood Square erratic), Glacial erratics in King County, Washington, "Mima Mounds continue to mystify scientists", "Big Rock, Big Trees, Little Park -- New Safeway Being Built Near Tiny Duvall Landmark", http://www.issaquahreporter.com/news/193878931.html, "Cascadia Community College students move into action to save a piece of geologic history", "Cascadia College rock-solid about its boulder", "Construction: UWB 3 and the Sports and Recreation Complex", https://nwgeology.wordpress.com/the-fieldtrips/glacial-erratic-field-trips/seattle-area-glacial-erratics/beach-erratics-at-discovery-park-seattle/, "Fantastic Erratic, Cougar Mountain Regional Park, King County", U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fourmile Rock, "Thin en echelon dikes in the Highline Community College erratic", "Ravenna Park granodiorite erratic, Seattle", "Picture Glossary of New England Lithic Constructions", http://wedgwoodinseattlehistory.com/2012/03/15/parks-in-wedgwood/, "Drumlins of the Puget Lowland, Washington State, USA", "Part 6 of the Series: Living with Your Next Door Wildlife Neighbors: Memories of Beaver Lake Wildlife", "The Geographical Names Used by the Indians of the Pacific Coast—Indian Place Names About Seattle", "Rock ... And Roll: How a glacier pushed a boulder to a place near you", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Glacial_erratic_boulders_of_King_County,_Washington&oldid=965572899, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 July 2020, at 03:58. This granitic erratic is approximately 20 ft (6 m) high and about 120 ft (36.5 m) from shore. Media in category "Glacial erratics in Washington (state)" The following 7 files are in this category, out of 7 total. Erratics-Cascades-PB110028.JPG 1,473 × 646; 280 KB. Many glacial erratic boulders (often simply called glacial erratics) can be found in the Puget Sound region as far south as the Yelm area where the Puget Lobe of the glacier reached its maximum extent.. Glacial erratics dot a field in Yellowstone National Park. The 90-ton glacial erratic rock at the top of this 1/4 mile-long trail is a stranger from a distant location- it was transported here thousands of years ago on an iceberg in the wake of a cataclysmic flood. In keeping with tradition, Sabrina and I made way to a wilderness destination. These are glacial erratics. Erratics are useful indicators of patterns of former ice flow. The glacial erratic rock is at Martha Lake Airfield Community Park is one of the largest glacial erratic boulders in urban King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. It's really a beautiful rock to examine, but please mind the signs and stay off- do not disturb the monster! We speculated for a few minutes on what could have made such a sound so early on a Sunday morning. Back to "Glacial Erratics" Here's Nick between Ellensburg and Cle Elum - Elk Heights I-90 exit in the distance. Figures; Main; Hurley's Endurance; Going To Seattle August 17, 2004 Just to make it official, as apparently I've not made an official announcement: I'm moving to Seattle. The Pleistocene ice age glaciation of Puget Sound created many of the geographical features of the region, including Puget Sound itself,[1] and the erratics are one of the remnants of that age. The Pleistocene ice age glaciation of Puget Sound created many of the geographical features of the region, including Puget Sound itself, and the erratics are one of the remnants of that age. The fact that erratics’ points of origin can be determined with precision is useful to glacial geologists, who sometimes refer to deposits of such rocks as boulder trains. Glacial Erratics. Category:Glacial erratics in the United States by state. [3][8] Boulders greater than 3 meters in diameter are "rare" in the Vashon till,[2] but can be found, as seen in the table below. A legend says that a hero named Sta'kub could throw a giant cedar and hazel branch dragnet over the rock while standing at the beach. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Media in category "Glacial erratics in the Puget Sound region" The following 4 files are in this category, out of 4 total. Select the image to see a larger view. From I-5 in Everett, head east on US 2 for 2 miles. Seattle's landscape is scarred by glaciers. Scientists sometimes use erratics to help determine ancient glacier … - Duration: 1:12. Erratics can range from large boulders to smaller stones and pebbles. By Jerry Cornfield Herald Writer; Friday, November 20, 2015 9:14pm ... 78, of Seattle, both … It is an important symbol in American history. "Erratics" take their name from the Latin word errare, and are carried by glacial ice, often over distances of hundreds of kilometres.Erratics can range in size from pebbles to large boulders such as Big Rock (15,000 metric tons / 17,000 short tons) in Alberta. Figures; Main; Hurley's Endurance; Going To Seattle August 17, 2004 Just to make it official, as apparently I've not made an official announcement: I'm moving to Seattle. The largest known Glacial erratic is Big Rock near Okotoks, Alberta, Canada. The floodwaters, moving up to 60 miles per hour, stripped away the soil, scoured out hundred of miles of deep canyons called coulees (Grand Coulee being the largest), created the 3 ½ mile wide, 400-feet-high Dry Falls, the largest waterfall to ever exist, and the 198 feet Palouse Falls, and left 300 foot high gravel bars and huge granite boulders called glacial erratics. The irresistible force of glacial drift gave way to inertia some 14,000 years ago, leaving this 700-ton sample of gneiss as a testament to the Ice Age that blanketed the Puget Sound area. These rocks were not all pebbles; some were the size of a two story house. The lowlands around Puget Sound are covered by glacial drift. Take the 20th Street exit straight ahead (east) and go about a mile to  the stoplight at 83rd Ave, turn left (north) and take it almost to the cul de sac at the end, 1.3 mile north of 20th. A glacial erratic is a piece of rock that differs from the size and type of rock native to the area in which it rests. [19], 47°45′38″N 122°11′20″W / 47.76059°N 122.18886°W / 47.76059; -122.18886 (Cascadia College erratic), 8 by 6 by 4.5 feet (2.4 m × 1.8 m × 1.4 m)[21], 47°24.250′N 122°19.848′W / 47.404167°N 122.330800°W / 47.404167; -122.330800 (Des Moines Beach erratic), Four or more erratics on beach below Discovery Park. [22], 47°40.124′N 122°25.210′W / 47.668733°N 122.420167°W / 47.668733; -122.420167 (Discovery Park beach erratics), 47°31′48.9″N 122°4′49.7″W / 47.530250°N 122.080472°W / 47.530250; -122.080472 (Fantastic Erratic), Native Americans called the rock LE'plEpL, also written La'pub, and also called it Tele'tla (meaning "rock"). Glacial erratics in Seattle‎ (6 C) T Talus Rocks‎ (10 F) Media in category "Glacial erratics in King County, Washington" The following 8 files are in this category, out of 8 total. We salvaged 3,000 steel plates from the BNSF Railroad that once crossed our site. The city of Lake Stevens inherited a majestic relic of the Ice Age Floods, which in 2017 was nestled in the trees on a steep ravine in a 20-year-old subdivision of multi-level homes. 22 83rd Drive SE Category:Glacial erratics in Seattle. These glacial erratics are one more piece of evidence of the ice age floods that shaped the region. They may be released by the melting of the ice after being embedded into it, or pasted on the bottom/top of the mass. These glaciers left behind bits and pieces of debris, like giant boulders called glacial erratics. Glacial erratics in Seattle‎ (6 C) T Talus Rocks‎ (10 F) Media in category "Glacial erratics in King County, Washington" The following 8 files are in this category, out of 8 total. 2020-06-08 Tiger Mtn Lone Rock Erratic - from side.jpg 2,400 × 1,800; 1.54 MB. Seattle is preparing to descend into several months of cool foetid dampness. Glacial Erratics Near Grand Coulee Dam Basalt erratic with underlying lake silts west of Grand Coulee, Washington David Tucker has posted some great write ups on glacial erratics including a write up of a huge erratic near Lake Stevens a-monster-erratic-discovered-in-lake-stevens/ by the Puget Ice Lobe during the last glacial period approximately 18,000 years ago. Glacial erratics dot a field in Yellowstone National Park. The destruction caused by this cataclysm can still be seen throughout the Pacific Northwest. — okay, _technically_ they’re _not_ ‘erratics’ because an erratic has to be of a type of rock _different_ from the rock it is deposited on - hence: erratic - but I don’t know what else to call them and ‘glacial boulder-thingies’ doesn’t sound as impressive. 47°35′31.1″N 121°59′27.0″W / 47.591972°N 121.990833°W / 47.591972; -121.990833 (Beaver Lake Preserve erratics), 47°43.542′N 121°59.189′W / 47.725700°N 121.986483°W / 47.725700; -121.986483 (Big Rock (Duvall)), 47°36′00″N 122°02′49″W / 47.600°N 122.0469°W / 47.600; -122.0469 (Big Rock Park erratic), Saved from destruction by sit-in conducted by Cascadia College environmental politics students, and relocated away from construction site. Tip: While the Wedgwood Rock may be the neighborhood's largest and most famous glacial erratic, it is hardly the only one. In the natural area on the slope above Seattle’s Leschi Park tennis … Elephant Rock is a glacial erratic in Newport, N.H., June 21, 2018. Four are "on display" at the Washington State University's Vancouver Campus.One is tucked in a forgotten corner near the Greenhouse, and the other three are located on … Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve 03 - glacial erratic just off main trail.jpg 6,000 × 4,000; 13.1 MB. 2020-06-08 Tiger Mtn Lone Rock Erratic - from side.jpg 2,400 × 1,800; 1.54 MB. "[3] Erratics can be found at altitudes up to about 1,300–1,600 feet (400–490 m) in the Enumclaw area,[4] along with kames, drumlins,[5] and perhaps also the unique Mima mounds. Basalt erratic with underlying lake silts west of Grand Coulee, Washington David Tucker has posted some great write ups on glacial erratics including a write up of a huge erratic near Lake Stevens a-monster-erratic-discovered-in-lake-stevens/ by the Puget Ice Lobe during the last glacial period approximately 18,000 years ago. 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