Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Along the AT, No. 6

PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNAL: In the last of the River Walk fields the AT passes a lone, ghostly silo. Stone blocks the size of a large buffalo or pachyderm suggest the outline of a retaining wall or foundation. What was the scale of the operation that justified cutting and moving these hefty stones? How many oxen did it require? Where are the people who can recall this place?

But there's always a hill beyond the hill along the AT. Ahead is Silver Hill with an elevation of 1,266 feet. It's a short but steep and rocky climb to the top where there's a good view facing west. Then its down Silver Hill and up Bread Loaf Mountain, and Pine Knob and on to the Taconic Range and the Berkshires and eventually even into Canada.

Before the top of Silver Hill is a shelter with a rocky overlook facing east where someone has built a swing out over the Housatonic River Valley. From it one can sing and swing and watch the sun rise as the bird's feed in the valley below.

NOTE: All of the AT images in this series were shot in March of 2006.


Trotter said...

Hi Ted! Sorry for the delay, but a new year always brings new troubles... ;)
It seems that fog is helping to create some gorgeous pictures. As always...

Meanwhile a new blog is born: Blogtrotter Two! Hope you enjoy at least as much as the previous version and look forward to reading your comments!
Have a great weekend!!! Gil

Dick said...

I would like to sit on the swing and see the sunrise.
Can you believe we have only one hill on Texel and it is less than a quarter of the hill in the picture.
We named it the high mountain, lol.
Nice shots.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic and lovely shot !! Great post !

Ted Roth said...

GMG - Thanks for taking the trip along the AT. I'm off to see your new addition in a moment. I'm eager to see what new place you're visiting.

Dick - Yes, the swing is wonderful. While you may lack hills and mountains, you have wonderful water and all the things that happen along the water. It takes me over an hour before I can get to the shore.

Ted Roth said...

Unseen - Thanks for stopping by. I can't wait to discover what new Indian treasure you're photographing now.