The featured artist in this photo is an ancient volcano/ring dike that is the Ossipee Mountain and a natural phenomonon called Columnar Jointing, when the flow of lava cools at an even rate and fractures forming these perfect columns that seem chiseled to perfection.  I found them while hiking along a ridge on the Bald Knob Cut-off trail and a sign highlights the rare process. There is only a handful of locations on earth where this has happened.  Here is a link to a past post with a 100k USGS map showing the ring dike perfectly.


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