A Speculative Stone Feature in Indian Brook Reservoir Park
Previously Unreleased Video Footage of a Possible Perched Wing-Stone in an Alcove
There is a new video on my Spring visit to Indian Brook Reservoir Park in Essex, Vermont up on YouTube:
But I didn’t include the feature in this post in my video presentation as I’m not quite certain it is what I think it is. It appears to be a stonework form I continue to come across, the Perched Wing-Stone in an Alcove:
This feature is in itself speculative, and this one at Indian Brook Reservoir Park is a speculative version of one. Given this level of uncertainty, I didn’t want to confuse things further by adding it to the YouTube video presentation.
So, allow me to confuse you now! Just kidding. I hope…
Since identifying this stone form, I’ve seen it primarily at heights which lead me to believe it could date back to the days of the Champlain Sea or Lake Vermont, 10 to 15 thousand years ago. I’d seen an apparent large-sized version of this feature on Eagle Mountain in Milton, Vermont this Spring. Looking up at this ledge in Essex, it appeared it could be a similar, if smaller version of the mountainside one.
I’m including previously unseen video footage in this post:
There seemed to be a concavity — an alcove, if you will — in the ledge, immediately above a natural stone shelf. There were triangular and wing-shaped stones down here at ground-level and in the rubble just above, below the ledge, which I speculated could have fallen from the shelf. I decided to climb up and see if there was a wing-stone perched in that alcove.
I’m sharing raw video footage from the field of this possible Perched Wing-Stone in an Alcove with you here. What do you think?
I can see it, though it seems likely the rocks have shifted a bit around this Wing-Stone. It’s not perfect. But it seems to be there, a potential representation of the form.
You can read more about this hypothetical stone feature Here.
Or check out this video presentation:
One final note on these features. Most of the examples of this hypothetical stone feature thus far have been at heights that place them on or near the shores of Vermont’s Glacial Lakes and the Champlain Sea, and the possible example here was at about 600 feet elevation. However… I’ve recently realized I’d seen an example of this feature at a much lower altitude, next to the Burlington Sea Caves. It hadn’t registered at the time as a specific feature, just a curiously wing-shaped stone. As it’s in the Intervale, it’s only at about 100-120 feet elevation.
More to come…
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