Took FFC to look at an extended ceremonial site along the eastern edge of Rocky Pond Boylston. I thought this place was safe, as it is a "New England Forestry" site. Sadly, these fools have been driving large equipment all over the rock piles and stone walls, doing a "minimal cut". According to FFC, this means they have been removing a minimum of trees in order to go through the motions of logging so as to preserve their tax status. FFC also tells me the New England Forestry association has a stated priority to preserve historically significant places in the woods. Too bad they have no clue as to what is "significant" and, apparently no eyes to see with.
That is what a rock pile looks like when driven over by logging equipment. Look at those white scars as the treads crossed the split-wedged rock in the background.
I was trying to console FFC, saying that the whole site had not been destroyed. But he was incensed that the continuity was lost between one part of the site and another. Of course he is right, this site will not be worth visiting again. We need to make it a priority to communicate with the Forestry community. This is not the first time I have found them leaving a swath of destruction.
I believe that keeping rock pile sites secret protects them from a largely non-existent group of vandals and new age types. The real threat is right there: ignorant foresters.