Monday, July 21, 2008

How did this boulder get pushed downhill?

I tried to capture in the picture both the dirt mounded up under the boulder on the downhill side and the trench leading back up hill from the boulder. You can see what happened but not how.

This was on the west side of Edmunds Hill in Northborough, MA.

1 comment :

JimP said...

There is scant information, but some indication that Pniese training among adolescent boys may have included competitions of strength or tasks that required maximum effort by the group. There are a few scattered remnants of this in the folklore too. But certainly no, 'smoking gun,' by any means. Considering the number of rocking stones, perched and pedastaled boulders all around New England, it is not unlikely.