Glimpses of the Ice Age from I-81: Lee Ranger District

General Interest Publication
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Travelers on Interstate Highway 81 can see remnants of the Ice Age on the mountains between Strasburg and Harrisonburg, Virginia. Scattered along the miles of green, forested mountains are many gray patches without any forests. These treeless patches, or openings, in the steep mountain forests are block fields - geologic features that owe their origin to the Ice Age.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Title Glimpses of the Ice Age from I-81: Lee Ranger District
Series title General Interest Publication
Subseries Geologic wonders of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, No. 1
DOI 10.3133/7000020
Year Published 1998
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center
Description Pamphlet: 4 p.
Country United States
State Virginia
Other Geospatial Passage Creek, Woodstock Tower
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