Friday, June 22, 2012

More rock piles near the hayfield

At the beginning of this month, I took a hike along the Finger Lakes Trail and found 14 more rock piles in an area I've posted about before, here: Rock Piles: Row piles and a small site - NY and here: More from Google Earth I was trying to keep a tally of the number of rock piles in this area, but it seems I've lost my tally sheet. I want to say that there are over 30 at this site now. Some others I've found, further to the west and in the woods, I have yet to post about. Here are the ones along the trail.
Note the "many fingered tree" (MFT) next to the rock pile.
A second rock pile, with the MFT in the background. This is looking due west.
Now looking east, again the MFT is in the background.  This is the turtle rock pile.
A slightly different angle, to show the turtle head.
Close up of the turtle head.

Red eft newt.
This one appears to have a hollow.  Using Peter's method to keep track, this one was number 11.
This one, too, may have a hollow.

One of the more well formed piles.

I don't like this new style of Blogger, in either "Compose" or "HTML" view. It seems impossible to move photos around.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Pepacton platform cairn

This is really "old news", but I just realized that I never posted pictures of the platform cairn from Pepacton on the web. I've been linking image locations with Google Earth on my computer, so it helps to have the image posted somewhere, in order to create the link. At any rate, here are a couple of images of the big platform cairn. Still photos don't really do it justice, as it's large enough to park 3 cars on it, end to end.
Looking uphill.

Looking downhill, toward the reservoir.
A stone along the side of the cairn, which has a red tint to it and is standing upright.