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High Mountain: From a Hike to a View

IMG_4748On a summer day that's not too muggy, a hike to the summit of High Mountain is a pretty cool way to spend an afternoon. IMG_4762

If you look closely among the rocks on the trail along the way, you'll find small chunks of Chert, the sharp rocks that the Lenapes used to make arrowheads and other points.

I found an arrowhead on High Mountain last month. That post is here.

On a recent hike, my wife and found these three -- not to be confused with basalt (below), which looks black when cracked open but eventually turns a rusty gray because of its iron content.