What? Is this an actual post from LB? Yes indeed it is!
I’m still struggling to balance work / civic commitments / some fun and blogging, and while I’ve continued to contribute to Monochromia each week, I’ve clearly not done so well here. I’ll make it back, I swear!!
This post links to my contribution to Monochromia this week.
I took a 1200 mile motorcycle ride last week, my annual solo trip, and had the joy of riding through this gap. The Sideling Hill Road Cut on Interstate 68 and US 40 in Western Maryland, is a 340 foot deep notch excavated from the ridge of Sideling Hill. It is notable as an impressive man-made mountain pass, visible from miles away, and is considered to be one of the best rock exposures in Maryland and the entire northeastern United States.
The image on Monochromia is of the bridge that runs over the highway.
This last image shows the cut in the mountain from many miles away.
Be back soon (I hope!)
Thanks for making the effort
Thanks for coming back!!
Hi, Laurie–miss you!
Glad your back and riding.
Good to see you back. I always love the patterns in those cuts in mountain roads.
The geological structure is amazing. I like to imagine the immense pressure that caused those curving lines in the rock.
old friend 😉
Laurie, I did not realize you were back…probably because I wasn’t keeping up with email notifications during the summer months. Too busy trying to get on the bicycle, among other things. Glad to see you made it back to blogging, but now to catch up with your posts…