Jayne Cravens

Jayne Cravens

Posted on 01/27/2014

Photo taken on January 27, 2014

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erratic Jayne at erratic rock

erratic Jayne at erratic rock
Me acting erratic and Erratic Rock State Natural Site in Oregon, southwest of McMinnville. This 90-ton rock was deposited here during an Ice Age flood. It floated over 500 miles in an iceberg 12,000 to 17,000 years ago, by way of the Columbia River. When the ice melted, the rock was left behind. This is the largest glacial erratic found in the Willamette Valley. It is a type of rock not normally found in Oregon; it came from the Northern Rocky Mountains. "Visitors at Erratic Rock can look out across the vast landscape and imagine the huge amount of water that filled the Willamette Valley during the Ice Age Floods." If it's a clear day (this wasn't), you can see Mt. Hood from here (we could see its hazy outline in the distance). Here's the official web site from Oregon State Parks: