September 26, 2015
|Today we investigated a stone structure located on a slope of Amos Mountain.|
The Amos Mountain trail is in the Heald and Bradley Ponds Reserve of the Greater Lovell Land Trust (GLLT).
For more information and maps
|As usual, we stop frequently to investigate nearly everything.|
|This is a clip from an 1858 map of Oxford County that shows the area of our hike. Note that there is no evidence of a homestead or other building shown on this map.|
|The structure is built into the slope. The top is flat and covered with soil. There appear to be two "rooms" or enclosures.|
"room" on the right in the photo above has a large stone placed in a
position that looks like a mantle over a fireplace. There is no
evidence of fire.|
In July 2016, Dr. Robert Sanford, author of Reading the Rural Landscape, will give a presentation as part of GLLT's Natural History Program followed by a hike to this site the following day. We may get some answers to our questions.
Wednesday, July 20, 7:30 pm
Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library
Thursday, July 21, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Trailhead: Flat Hill parking lot, Heald Pond Road
|A beautiful chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)|