Columnar Jointing

A trail to the East from the summit of Compton Peak leads to a great example of columnar jointing in the Catoctin greenstone (paleobasalt)


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hgrapid - Feb 20, 2006 1:00 am - Voted 8/10

What trail is this?

What trail is this? How far from Compton Peak?

Buz Groshong

Buz Groshong - Feb 24, 2006 8:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: What trail is this?

At the summit area there is a trail leading west from the AT over the top of the summit to a view point overlooking the valley. Directly opposite that trail there is one going east. Follow the one to the east to where it ends at some rocks with a view and then go around or through the rocks and turn around and look back at them.


hgrapid - Feb 25, 2006 4:40 pm - Voted 8/10

I know that trail

Yes Buz, I know that trail. But I didn't remember that sight. Very nice shot. I will try and find that if I go back there.

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