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Exposed anorthosite on the summit of Whiteface Mountain. Archive Photo of the Day: Judy Andrus Toporcer, Pierrepont NY.
Exposed anorthosite on the summit of Whiteface Mountain. Archive Photo of the Day: Judy Andrus Toporcer, Pierrepont NY.

Natural Selections: Ancient Adirondacks

"Old as the hills" is a relative term. The Adirondacks may be relatively young mountains, but their distinctive grey granite, anorthosite, originated 1.1 billion ago, so deep in the earth's crust that only continental collision could have formed it. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss Adirondack geology.  Go to full article

Climbing, collecting and shaping rocks

About 20 years ago, Matt Horner started climbing rocks and ice in the High Peaks. Today, the Keene Valley resident continues to work and play around granite boulders, but he's found a way to make art. More than 60 of his works -- carved sculptures and stone vessels -- are on display at View in Old Forge this season.

Matt is also a professional fly-fishing guide and well-acquainted with the smooth river stones in the region. He told Todd Moe that shaping stones started a few years ago while working on a rock wall.  Go to full article

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