After nearly two weeks of fighting briars and climbing hills, I needed a bit of a break. So we decided to head over to Prospect Hill in Waltham for the foliage. The, "prospect," of being able to drive to the top was attractive, and the views definitely didn't disappoint.But as I drove up the access road I spotted what looked like a possible balanced glacial erratic. I decided to stop and check it out on the way back down the hill.Although the erratic wasn't truly balanced, it was an impressive sight nonetheless as more than half its girth was suspended off the end of an outcropping. I decided to quickly look around -- but didn't find any rock piles.
However, on the opposite side of the access road across from the erratic, at a place called Dinosaur Rock, I spotted a very large split boulder.It was a remarkable boulder, but the question remained -- was it wedged? Sure enough, as I brushed aside the leaf litter down inside the split, there it was -- a small rock.I tried moving the rock but it wouldn't budge. It was definitely wedged in there and seemed as though the weight of the top portion of the split was resting on it.
Could there be more features on Prospect Hill? Perhaps in some remote part of the park maybe -- but I was happy just to find this split-wedge near that impressive glacial erratic.
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