Sep 9

The photographer is standing on the northeastern slope of Powers Hill. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011.

Rainfall this week has made flooding a concern in Gettysburg and the surrounding Adams County. The rain has closed roads, schools, and hasn’t allowed for many opportunities to take pictures. Luckily we were able to stop by Powers Hill this Sunday, before the bad weather began. We’ll take a walk to show you the latest progress in this rehabilitation effort.

To see previous updates on Powers Hill Tree Clearing:

Powers Hill Tree Removal: Update
Powers Hill Tree Removal Begins
Powers Hill Prepared for Tree Removal
Powers Hill Prepared for Tree Removal: Part 2

We parked northeast of Powers Hill, across the Baltimore Pike. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011.

Following this rock wall … This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011.

… to this rock wall. We’ll follow this one until we find a break. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011.

This view was facing southwest at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011.

Looking back towards the Baltimore Pike. This view was facing northeast at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011.

And there’s our break in the wall. This view was facing southwest at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011.

The progress here from our previous visits is very noticeable. The contractors seem to have gotten a fair amount of work done. This view was taken facing west at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011.

This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011.

This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011.

This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011.

While we were in the area, we decided to take a look at the five acres of property recently transferred to the National Park Service (after being purchased by the Civil War Preservation Trust). This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011.

The newly acquired property is on the other side of this stone wall. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011.


Here’s what the home on this property looked like in February … This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 1:15 PM on Saturday, February 26, 2011.

… and here’s how it looks today after recent demolition work. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011.

We’ll continue to bring you updates on the clearing of non-historic woods on Powers Hill as work progresses. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 4, 2011.


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