NORTHERN WALLS AND DITCHES
This huge earth-work was a composite design: partly geometric, partly hilltop, plus some irregular sections. A path from the parking lot (or from the western rim) climbs to overlooks and wooded trails, revealing earthen walls dipping in and out of small ravines. Park Superintendent Jennifer Pederson-Weinberger:
And those sections of wall are probably six to seven feet tall. The ditches in front of them are very noticeable at that point. In spring time or after a heavy rain, youíll see that the water is ponding in there. I also like the fact that that area is in the forest Ė itís quiet; it gives you more chances to think about how they built the earthworks, how much time and labor was invested 2000 years ago: when they were actually building the walls there, imagine these huge trees that they would have to cut by hand.