Amos Mountain
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.
The "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)