rocks along the high slopes of Park Ridge are known as andesite,
and are the predominant form of volcanic rock in the High Cascades.
The name comes from the Andes range in South America, which mirrors
the Cascades in its origin and form along the geologically active
Pacific Rim. The odd shape of these boulders results from spalling,
a process where newly exposed rock splits upon being exposed
to the elements. It also makes for a welcome lounge chair, as