Beartown State Park, WV

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    This weekend I went to Beartown State Park, near Renick, WV.
    It's known for its unusual rock formations, huge boulders, cliffs and crevices.
    There's a neat boardwalk going through most of the boulders.
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    Dude that is just cool looking! Were there information boards to explain what caused the geological features?
     
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    There were info markers, but I didn't take pics of them.
    Mainly it's just sandstone and due to erosion caused this.
    "Made of one large rock formation that splits into sections and clefts large enough for walkways, Beartown State Park is noted for its massive boulders, overhanging cliffs and unusual rock formations. Compromised of Pottsville Sandstone, formed during the Pennsylvanian Age, faulting and erosion capped the mountain and left 'sunken streets' in a 'town of rocks.'"
    "The name "Beartown State Park" was chosen because local residents claimed that many cave-like openings in the rocks made ideal winter dens for the native black bears. Also because the many deep, narrow crevasses were formed in a regular criss-cross pattern which appear from above like the streets of a small town."
     
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