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  • The Allegheny Highlands Trail between Rockwood and Garrett.The Allegheny Highlands Trail between Rockwood and Garrett.10/22/2005
  • The rule of thumb is that it takes 25 feet of peat to compress into 2 feet of coal. This particular seam of coal is only 28 inches wide and such was the demand for coal in the Industrial Age that men dug this seam. Climb under your desk and imagine spending all day in dark, damp, wretched conditions digging with a pick.The rule of thumb is that it takes 25 feet of peat to compress into 2 feet of coal. This particular seam of coal is only 28 inches wide and such was the demand for coal in the Industrial Age that men dug this seam. Climb under your desk and imagine spending all day in dark, damp, wretched conditions digging with a pick.10/22/2005
  • Just south of Garrett are half a dozen turbines. The "Windmills" cache (GCE30) and a better view of the turbines are about two miles up the road. If you want to see something more impressive, continue on the trail 5 miles south to Meyersdale where you can see the 20 turbines of the FPL Energy Wind Farm from the also impressive Salisbury Viaduct.Just south of Garrett are half a dozen turbines. The "Windmills" cache (GCE30) and a better view of the turbines are about two miles up the road. If you want to see something more impressive, continue on the trail 5 miles south to Meyersdale where you can see the 20 turbines of the FPL Energy Wind Farm from the also impressive Salisbury Viaduct.10/22/2005
  • Instead of a rock hammer you might want to bring a dental pick because the fossil layers can be quite thin and delicate. Beds of brachiopods are very common.Instead of a rock hammer you might want to bring a dental pick because the fossil layers can be quite thin and delicate. Beds of brachiopods are very common.10/22/2005
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  • The post labeled "G" marks a dry streambed that exposes Burgoon sandstone.The post labeled "G" marks a dry streambed that exposes Burgoon sandstone.10/22/2005
  • It's almost impossible to see when there are leaves on the tree without bushwacking your way down to the river but on the other side of the Cassleman is a large strip mine on a steep hillside. There is a natural limestone cave exposed by the railroad cut that was expanded by mining. The mined stone was used as railroad bedding.It's almost impossible to see when there are leaves on the tree without bushwacking your way down to the river but on the other side of the Cassleman is a large strip mine on a steep hillside. There is a natural limestone cave exposed by the railroad cut that was expanded by mining. The mined stone was used as railroad bedding.10/22/2005
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