The rock to the left is the ‘Submarine’ rock and the one to the right is the ‘Torpedo.’ Those who found discovered that this was a huge rock slide and studied it got to name the rocks. BTW - I’m in the picture too.
Here’s the previous angle of the slope. Note how steep it is - probably that is one of the main causes: massive boulders, steep slope, lots of rain.
Today, not only is it a great place to hike and learn, a great place for geologists to study ancient land movement BUT a real caution: DO NOT BUILD HOMES NEXT TO STEEP SLOPES WITH LOTS OF MASSIVE BOULDERS ON THEM. Let’s build a hiking trail.
As we hiked the last 2 miles back to our car, we met up with a large family with 4 generations. They asked if we could take their picture and we walked back to our car with them. The young son was quite a talker. We learned the subjects he gets in 2nd grade and how a typical day goes. Then we played ’50 Capitals’ where we would name a state and he would tell us the capital of that state. Boy, did I louse up - I thought the capital of Maryland was Baltimore. Nope, he told me, it is Annapolis.
We got back to the trail head and said good-bye to our new friends and headed on over to the bathrooms. Not only did I learn the capital of Maryland today, I also learned a lesson I have learned many times over but sometimes forget: check the toilet paper BEFORE you sit down. Oh, darn. Luckily, I had some Kleenex in my pocket. Saved.