Lindsley Hollow is where the runoff from Bear Cub Pond flows down along Route 206. There are rock piles going straight up the hill, in a row, visible from the road.Going uphill, they can still be seen in some spots, even among ferns that are between knee and waist high.Following the row of rock piles, this ominous pile of rocks appears where the row of smaller piles terminates.Here is a close up of the largest rock pile at the base of the large mound of rocks. Notice the stone row at the far upper right corner of the photo (behind the Striped Maple).Using the large Red Maple with the low Y joint (to the left of the stone row) as a reference point, here is a close up of part of the stone row.In the photo above, just behind the stone row, is a small quarry. My suspicion is that the ominous mound was created by the quarry. However, this has left me with more questions than answers. What were they quarrying? If they were quarrying stone for barn foundations, why did they leave so much rock behind? Why do the row piles lead up to the quarry?
There are other rock piles around, not in the row and seemingly separate from the quarry, although nearby.Then the large stone with the piece of feather-and-wedge-split-granite (from the Near Bear Cub Pond post) is just north and downhill from the quarry. The granite, not being indigenous to the area, would not have come from the quarry. Any ideas on what might have gone on here would be welcome.