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8. The Oak Forest on the Glacial Esker

Continue following the yellow blazes on an elevated path. Dry hillsides, like the one that you are traversing are perfect habitats for an oak forest, which we see here. Oaks are divided into two main categories, red and white oaks. The ridge that you are traversing is called a glacial esker. It was formed millions of years ago when glaciers covered this area. Cracks or tunnels in the ice filled with sand and gravel, leaving ridges, such as this one when the ice melted.