Sunday, March 16, 2014

Eerie Aerie

I have seen a good deal of carnage during my hikes along the Patapsco river, but usually along the railroad tracks. Today I was hiking on the other side of the river and encountered this surreal sight: a dead hawk resting in the crook of a sapling as if he had made a dying crash landing there. There were no signs of trauma or foul play that I could see.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Lake Roland, Winter Walk

Took a walk at Lake Roland yesterday with my brother Mark. The weather kept the crowd down. Along the western shore there is still a section of the abandoned Western Maryland RR Green Spring Branch. On inspection it appears that the rail shown below was rolled at Maryland Steel, Sparrows Point, MD, a hundred years ago in 1914. Maryland Steel was at the time a subsidiary of Bethlehem Steel. It was absorbed into Bethlehem Steel in 1916. More photos from our walk can bee seen at this link.