Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Barn foundation and a curved wall

The snow was deep again last weekend. I went back to a site I've seen before, to take pictures of a barn ramp that I looked at a long time ago, but never photographed.

First, the way it looks from the road. There is a spring there, and part of an old stone spring structure. These photos were taken at different times, but the one with green shows what's left of the spring house. You may have to click on some of these photos for a better view. The first two also show the flat, barn foundation right at the upper ridge in the photos:

Here is the barn foundation, from the corner, with the ramp in the background:

I hiked straight up the hill, to the next ridge, and found something interesting up there, just above where the barn foundation is located. A curved stone wall:

Here is one end of the stone wall. I've seen this style of construction before.

Here's where I've seen it before. This is a stone wall across the valley:

And there was evidence of more rocks just off the ends of the wall, but I will have to go back out when there is no snow to have a better look at this:

This is the opposite end of the wall:

I think this picture captures the curve in the wall the best:

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A stone wall from last winter

This is a stretch of stone wall that runs along a creek branch that flows into Masonville Creek and then down into the Susquehanna River. It is on the opposite side of the creek from a hiking trail. It's a place I need to go back and look around some more. When I first saw the wall from across the creek, I thought it was a platform pile, but it is a stone wall.

The "upstream" end of the wall:

A little closer:

Looking down, over the wall, to the creek below:

Looking over and along the wall, I took this shot to show that the wall doesn't extend upstream past this point:

A distant shot of the "downstream" end of the wall:

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lithic Roxborough

Here's a link to a blog called "Lithic Roxborough". The area is near Philadelphia, the Wissahickon Creek and surrounding areas. Welcome, Corey Hart!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

More pictures from a NY site

I posted details on this site at the Rock Piles blog. Here are some additional photos. I apologize for the poor quality on some of these. It was a bright, sunny day, but I was working mostly under pine trees. You can see more detail if you click on any of these photos.

Close up of a rock on top of a cairn:

Two similar structures - rocks stacked on upright rocks. First from front:
First from side:

If you click on this photo to enlarge it, you can see the similarity between this picture and the one above. A flat top standing stone with a triangular shaped standing stone in front of it.

Notice the chipmunk?

A side view of the chipmunk pile:

These piles were on or near the summit.

And this apparently natural but nonetheless interesting boulder on boulder was also at the summit: