Monday, February 26, 2007

My favorite roadside attraction

This pile is visible on the right-hand side of Rt 2, heading east just after the height of land in Harvard, MA.In the background of the second photo you can see Rt 2 and also another white bump to the right rear. Although you cannot tell in the snow, nor can you see it from Rt 2, this second bump is a small auxilliary pile built on a rock. The main pile is not built on a rock.

I believe this pile is clearly ceremonial. It is made carefully from rocks 10-12'' across, shaped as an elongated mound, and juxtaposed with another smaller rock pile. Located near the height of land, it is possible this pile is visible from a distance.

I photo'd this on Saturday before I went out exploring. I figured since I would probably not find anything, at least I could take a picture of this old favorite. You have quite a hard time seeing it from Rt 2 and it requires practice. Don't expect to see it the first time you pass.

1 comment :

Highland Boy said...

If this is the one just before the Rt. 110 exit...I took note of it this morning. I've driven by hundreds of times. Thanks for pointing it out.