I have a thing for quarries.
The geology fascinates me
The glimpse into how quarrying is and was done is fascinating
The rocks and the water and how the land is shaped by quarries is fascinating
Discovering abandoned quarries…is not only fascinating but exciting. I feel like an archeologist. Digging into the past; learning, investigating, questioning, exploring and enjoying
Last Sunday was a cold and dreary day. But I so badly needed my quarry fix. When I pulled into the parking lot for the trails…there was a sign.
Closed for hunting season.
So I got back in the car and drove. Not knowing where to go. But knowing I needed to find some place to hike and explore…
And I saw another sign…this one made of granite
I had driven by here before but never saw this sign. I had stopped at this quarry before but never really explored.
And so I explored.
Old foot trails and snowmobile trails. Near the road and houses so no hunters.
And I discovered the past…
The scarred and fragmented rocks
The turquoise waters created by the minerals from the quarrying…
Tools from a distant time left to become part of the land…
Buildings, eerily quiet and in ruin, where workers once toiled…
Machinery, slowly rusting…it’s patina beautiful and a reminder of the creative and inventive spirit of man…
Quarries. This area once a thriving granite industry. Its illustrious past left exposed for us in the present…and in the future.