|This part of the road runs from a ford
across from the east bank to Tar Kiln
Creek, a distance of about a mile. You can see it hasn't been
used for a long time.
|The snow reveals the old road between the edge of a
wooded hillside (left) and bottomland used for growing hay (right).
This agricultural bottomland is about 15 feet above the flood plain,
which is out of sight to the far right.
||The road begins a gentle half-mile slope down to the
river. They located the road safely above the flood plain, which is
to the right. That kept it from washing out in a flood.
|As it nears the river the overgrown road turns toward
the right and downward. By the height of the roadside you can see
that its builders dug a cut. That allowed it to reach the river bottom
||View from the bottomland, looking at the road about
15 feet above. The builders needed to level off a "shelf" along the
hillside. It must have been a lot of hard work to dig it without power