Category: Geology

Discovering Cohoes Falls

Discovering Cohoes Falls

Overlook Park & Falls View Park Cohoes, New York – 2019 Overlook Park: Open year round Falls View Park: Open May 1st – November 1st, sunrise to sunset The first time I tried to visit Falls View Park, it was March and still closed for the season. Although the sun decided to shine brightly that…

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Historic Congress Park

Historic Congress Park

The mineral springs are by far my favorite thing about Historic Congress Park, but there are many other features in the park worth seeing if you’re in Saratoga Springs, New York. The park is situated in the center of downtown, between the Saratoga Race Course and Broadway, so it’s fairly easy to just happen upon…

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Saratoga’s Mineral Springs: Spouters & Tufa

Saratoga’s Mineral Springs: Spouters & Tufa

Saratoga Spa State Park: 2018 To be perfectly honest, I’m surprised I don’t write about the springs in Saratoga Spa State Park more often. I frequently roam the park exploring different trails, watching birds, and tasting the spring’s waters, while taking photographs and documenting changes. Saratoga Spa State Park is my favorite place to go to “walk…

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Green Lakes State Park

Green Lakes State Park

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” George Carlin Time stood still as we walked around the lakes. It was difficult not to stop and stare. With every step another wonder! The Colors! looking down, farther down past the trees trunks strewn…

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Natural Stone Bridge & Caves

Natural Stone Bridge & Caves

I started writing about the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves in October, 2016. A few months ago, I had a dream that I had lost my souvenir pin and I had felt panicked in my dream. I revisited some photos and realized that I had tons of information already typed out about my adventure with…

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Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

Þingvellir National Park The Golden Circle Iceland has so many wondrous natural features!Waterfalls, mountains, glaciers, fjords, lava fields, volcanoes, and many other active geothermal features like hot springs and geysers.Many tourists (including us) do the “Golden Circle” which has three main features Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss (so many people at these attractions, even in February).Of course…

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Námafjall Hverir

Námafjall Hverir

Mývatn Region, Iceland NámafjallHverir Historical Notes“Námafjall is a high temperature geothermal area with fumaroles and mud pots. At a depth of 1000m, the temperature is above 200°C. Along with steam comes fumarole gas, such as hydrogen sulfide which is responsible for the characteristic hot spring smell in these areas. The hot springs produce considerable sulphur deposits.…

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the Allegheny Plateau

the Allegheny Plateau

Originally… the idea was to go to Cherry Springs State Park. a dark sky park where we would watch the cosmos… January 24th through the 26th we… (Ashley & Steve, Michelle & Jim, Alicen & Nathan) … went on a winter cabin getaway in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. the cabin wasn’t really a cabin… more like a…

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