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  • April Visit

    April Visit
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    Lone rock is beginning to look look it did when I first went there in the summer! Everything is coming alive again, the water is unfrozen and waves have resumed crashing against the rocks. The bed of the forest […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Final Visit

    Final Visit
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    Visiting this site for the last time made me unexpectedly sad. I didn’t realize how much I would miss this place. Having spent time at lone rock so often this year, I felt it has been a place I can really […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Niagara Falls Comparison

    Niagara Falls Comparison
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    Over spring break, I visited Niagara Falls, a very different ecosystem than Lone Rock. Niagara Falls was created thousands of years ago, during the Ice Age when water hurtled over the rim of a steep slope called […]
    Posted March 17, 2019.
  • March Visit

    March Visit
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    I walked across the frozen lake and climbed up the cliff to lone rock on this visit. It was so beautiful and one of the most amazing things I’ve ever experienced. The sun was shining brightly, only a few cirrus […]
    Posted March 08, 2019.
  • First Time Back!

    First Time Back!
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    Since my last visit to Lone Rock, many, many things have changed.  First and most obvious was part of the lake freezing over! This was so beautiful to experience from the height of lone rock and the comparison […]
    Posted February 05, 2019.
  • The Final Fall Blog

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    Before going to Lone Rock for my last time this semester, I did some research about its human history.  Lone Rock is believed to be a site used by the Abenaki Tribe for a range of activities, due to its lake […]
    Posted December 07, 2018.
  • Edward Abbey Nature Quotes

    Edward Abbey Nature Quotes
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    Rock Point, Lake Champlain. Postcard[Photograph]. (2010, June 4). PSAW ephemera collections, SeeSaw Blog In L. Cowan (Comp.). After learning about naturalist, Edward Abbey during class, I became interested […]
    Posted December 05, 2018.
  • Lone Rock Inspired Poetry

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    As I stood in the midst of the setting sun one with the bare rippling trees and tall shrubs all of us shivering from the harsh wind and shrinking in the sublimity of the golden sky and tumbling […]
    Posted December 01, 2018.
  • Virginia Place- Scott's Run Nature Preserve

    Virginia Place- Scott's Run Nature Preserve
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    Scott’s Run Embedded Map Description in the style of Leopold The trees stand with few brightly colored orange and yellow leaves on their bearing limbs.  Around this time, there are not many birds f […]
    Posted November 27, 2018.
  • November Observations and Event Map

    November Observations and Event Map
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    Event Map: The November winds today were fierce and sharp as I stood next to a cedar tree and gazed into the sun, which was glaring amidst the clouds. The trees surrounding me stood, some completely bear, […]
    Posted November 05, 2018.
  • The Lone Rock Spot: Scoped out

    The Lone Rock Spot: Scoped out
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    Warm sunlight still blazes my skin and eyes as a cool breeze blows my hair.  Bees fly around pollinating the numerous small and delicate purple white tinted flowers. These flowers have around 8-10 petals each […]
    Posted October 23, 2018.
  • An Introduction to Lone Rock

    An Introduction to Lone Rock
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    I chose Lone Rock, a cliff above north beach.  I bike there, which takes about 14 minutes, and I chose Lone Rock because out of the places I was deciding between, I felt the most connection to it.  I loved the v […]
    Posted October 09, 2018.