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Rocks, Boulders, a Natural Arch and more...

Natural_Arch

Natural Arch, Little Kennesaw Mtn.
Natural arches are not common in this part of Georgia.


Natural_Arch




Rocks with Zoomorphic features:

I seem to have a knack for finding rocks with animal faces here, even
though I usually don't notice them until I look at the images at home.


Pigeon_Hill_rocks
Boulders along Pigeon Hill Trail   (3 different views...)


Pigeon_Hill_rocks
A closer look - do you see the animal head?


Animal_Head_rock
Detail of the dog head   (or maybe it's a bear head!)


Little_Kenn_boulder
Another boulder that looks like an animal head...
Little Kennesaw's eastern slope



Kenn_slope_outcrop_boulder
A lion and a bear, perhaps?
Rock glade on slope of Big Kennesaw



Animal-head_rock
Another weird rock head


Animal-head_rock
And another...


Rock_head
And finally - a troll who turned to stone after being caught in the sun?




Big_Rock
This formation on Pigeon Hill is commonly referred to as "Big Rock"


Big_Rock
Big Rock from another angle.
The current classification of the Park's light-colored Gneiss is Kennesaw Mountain Migmatite.



Little_Kenn_boulder
Big Rock amidst fall foliage




Kenn_boulder

Little Kennesaw boulders, with textured surfaces


Little_Kenn_boulders





Gneiss_boulder
Gneiss boulder, Little Kennesaw




Boulderfield
Boulderfield on Big Kennesaw Mtn




Frenchs_Rock
General French's Rock (referenced in his battle report) on Little Kennesaw's summit




Boulder
Huge (approx. 20 ft. high) boulder on west side of Big Kennesaw.
I'm surprised this rock came to rest half way down the slope instead of rolling to the base...





Crevice_pair
This outcrop has a pair of parallel crevices.


Hanging_boulder
A boulder hangs in one of the crevices.




Little_Kenn_boulder
Jutting boulder on side of Little Kennesaw



The foliation of these metamorphic rocks exhibits good examples of banding and folding:

Rock_banding

The rock banding and surface texture of the rock in this pair
of images are typical of the southern crest of Pigeon Hill.


Rock_texture



Rock_banding
Impressive folding on huge boulder below a cliff on Little Kennesaw Mtn.



You can click below to read a detailed account of the geology of Kennesaw Mountain:
"Scott Ranger's Geology of Kennesaw Mountain"




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