Thursday, June 5, 2008

Highland Boy Blog

I'm adding a link on the right to the recently revamped Highland Boy Blog. Stop over there and take a look! Welcome, Highland Boy!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A hike somewhere in Catskill Park

I am posting the finer points of this hike at the Rock Piles blog. Click here for the link.

Here are some additional photos of rock structures I found in the woods here.

What looked like a standing stone and then a row, connecting it to the boulder in the background:

A nice little spring that ran over a boulder. Lots of stinging nettle here, but fortunately there is also a lot of Jewelweed right next to it. At one point the stinging nettle got me in the hand and the Jewelweed helped get rid of the itch. Here's a quote from Wikipedia: "Young plants were harvested by Native Americans and used as a cooked plant in spring when other food plants were scarce." Click here for the link.

A few arrangements:

Overlooking the small cairn, from the rock pile and/or standing stone just above it:

Part of a rock pile. There were too many leaves to get a distant shot that shows the whole pile well:

This is a different pile, and the whole pile, but the greenery is blocking a good view of all the rocks:

This little spot of fill right next to a boulder is just a few feet to the left of the giant rock pile:

This one, I'm not sure about it being deliberate or accidental, as it's right next to the trail, but it's pretty, nonetheless: