Sunday, June 5, 2011

Wesley Hill Summer Update

My wife and I went back to Wesley Hill Woods to take pictures of the Stone Piles we found last winter. At the time they were covered with snow so I thought I would go back when it was warm to see what was hidden under the snow. Well, the best laid plans went to naught. I waited to long. We have had such a wet spring that the woods have grown into a jungle. The undergrowth and mud made it hard too walk and obscured the pictures. The pile pictured above is quite large. 15 feet across and very long, 35 feet. It was in disarray but stacked areas are visible underneath the rubble.  This cairn was located on top of an active spring in the lowest part of the woods, below the cabin.

We found another pile by the road on the way out. Like many of these Native American stone cairns this one was topped with a quartz stone that glowed in the sunlight. My talented wife took this picture.

2 comments:

theseventhgeneration said...

It sounds like congratulations are in order for more than just finding stone piles! Congrats!!

Yes, I know what you mean about the wet spring. I only got out hiking once this spring.

Very nice piece of quartz!

pwax said...

It would be nice to see some more photos of the big pile, and more detail.