Along the Hudson, a Rare Fallen Slab Jolts a Landscape of Towering Cliffs

Author: 
LISA W. FODERARO
Date: 
06/20/2012
Source: 
New York Times

 

Last month, passengers on the Metro-North Railroad trains that run along the Hudson River looked up from their tepid coffee and their iPads to find the familiar view transformed. Just south of Hastings-on-Hudson, it looked as if a giant hand had carved a gash in the umber face of the Palisades, the wall of jagged cliffs that towers over the west bank of the river, depositing a huge mound of boulders below. . . .

“The concern is that there could be gaps or holes underneath there,” said Chris Connolly, a volunteer trail supervisor for the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, a federation of hiking clubs and environmental groups....

 

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