I spend a lot of time chasing rumors looking for old abandoned tunnels, forgotten structures and caves – especially caves. Caves beat all things because there need not be an ending, they inspire awe and wonder in me and they say so much about the geology.
Anyway, as of late some friends and I have been exploring the Forks of the Credit area for possible entrances to the old sandstone mines. One of the locals told me of a nearby house beneath which they had to pump a huge amount of cement to shore up the foundations which were dug in and over hollow spaces. We saw the house and also the closed up cavities from which the concrete leaked.
You will see the local rock in this picture – or at least the layer that was so popular – a reddish sandstone that was used in the construction of several of Toronto’s older and finer buildings.
My friend (Jeff C) had heard of a starirway that led down a shaft somewhere in the forest along the edge of the valley by Belfountain. We have done a lot of looking and are still speculating as to where this shaft and ladder might be.
In searching through the woods we found this drainage tunnel – constructed of the famous Whirlpool Sandstone and beckoning to those who are curious about what lies beneath. This was no stairway, but still it was an interesting diversion.
We followed up this streamway and next post I will show you what we found.
Can anyone tell me where this ancient ladder might be?