Bubble Rock Travel Blog› entry 13 of 17 › view all entries
After lunch and a walk around Jordon Pond, we continued down the loop to the trail to Bubble Rock. We had wanted to hike this trail the other day, but it had been cold, overcast, and drizzly. It was sunny and warmer today, much better conditions for a moderate hike! Bubble Rock is a glacial erratic, a large boulder that is perched precariously right on the edge of a cliff. From the road, it looks like it could tumble off at any time.. but if you get up underneath it, you can tell that it in anchored in pretty well! Glacial erratics are essentially just big rocks that were carried inside moving glaciers, and deposited in place when those glaciers melted. They usually look out of place, because there seems to be no logical way they could have gotten there... until you realize that this whole area was once buried under hundreds of feet of ice, thousands of years ago during the last ice age. These unusual rocks can be found all over New England, and this one in particular just happend to land in just the right spot, right on the edge of the cliff. Hikers like to have their pictures taken, appearing to try to "push" the boulder over.. and we were no exception! There is no chance of that, though.. the rock is firmly entrenched on a little ledge that juts out, successfully hold in in place for thousands of years.