Boulder | McNeil Canyon, WA | March 2020

I want to personally thank the glacier for its visit here 18,000 years ago and the gift it left on the ridge. Seen from the highway, this bus-sized boulder sits tiny in the distance but big in my imagination. The huge rock and its thousands of fellow erratics were some of the area’s earliest immigrants, transported here by a Canadian ice sheet that deposited its, ahem, droppings on an otherwise scoured landscape. I’ll wave hello next time I drive past and, as always, hope for a response. Is a friendly wink too much to ask in return?

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