Monday, May 4, 2009
Stone wall, Johnny Brook
A long ride up a one lane dirt trail to the top, and I was disappointed with what I found. First, because I've heard there are cairns somewhere in Johnny Brook. Second, on the west side of the trail, there is a small area to hike and it was thoroughly logged before it was sold to the city, so there was not much to see, although the area looked promising on the map. Here is one rock pile that I found on the west side of the trail (my 4 ft hiking stick in the photo, to keep the seedling out of the way to show that crack in the bottom rock):
Over to the east side, there is a stone wall going east-west. Although the ends of the wall are not connected to any other wall, there are two walls going north-south, connected near the middle. That, along with the barbed wire, gave the area a very agrarian look.
So, rather than post nothing this week, I thought I'd post some pictures of this very nice wall and area.
(Half meter stick in photo below)
Two spots where the north-south walls meet this east-west wall (this photo and the next):
If you click on this photo to enlarge it, you can see something very artistic here. The semi-upright rocks along the top of the wall lean toward the junction of the two walls.
Where the wall goes uphill, just off to the side of this outcrop (next 2 pictures):
The eastern end of the wall.
I couldn't follow the north-south walls because that land is posted. Here are a few things just off the wall.
My favorite (notice the outcrop in the background):