Thursday, September 15, 2011

From a blog called: In the Field

Sunday, October 25, 2009 ~ Quinnipiac Trail: Journey's End
http://sheltontrails.blogspot.com/2009/10/quinnipiac-trail-journeys-end.html

“The first part of the hike was in Naugatuck State Forest, Sanford Block, and included the highest point along the Quinnipiac Trail: Mt. Sanford at elevation 890 ft...Near the true summit I found one large pile of rocks and many smaller piles of rocks at intervals that made me suspect this might be a Native American ceremonial site. No view there, but when the trees were cut you would have been able to see for miles to the east and west.”
A Rock Pile search of the blog reveals a photo taken in Rhode Island:

http://sheltontrails.blogspot.com/2010/09/arcadia-forest-rhode-island.html
Searching 'stone' I found: "Here's perhaps the most unusual stone wall I've ever come across in the Grace Richardson Conservation Area. The weird wall/cairn/sculpture was a good six feet tall or so. It begs the question: Why?"

http://sheltontrails.blogspot.com/2010/05/random-fairfield-parks.html

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_QRsMm-ibHHk/TAR0AbbkmLI/AAAAAAAAjKU/tXYEkUO34rI/s1600/IMG_2694.JPG
The blog: http://sheltontrails.blogspot.com/
From the author's Flick Fotos, a Danbury CT find:

https://picasaweb.google.com/100939962699760019806/SheltonTrailPictures#5340597347954299506

1 comment :

pwax said...

That weird structure on the wall is unusual. Since it is adjacent to a well used trail, I am inclined to think it is a recent "folly" and not something ceremonial.

Also: nice quartz point. Similar to the ones Chris P finds in SE Mass.