This represents a basic cross-section of the slope and elevation of the sandstone that the current shelter sits upon in relation to the lake. The soil sits on solid bedrock and is mixed with occasional small and medium-sized sandstone cobble which has fractured apart from the underlying mass over the years. The bedrock ranges from being gently sloped to nearly horizontal (approximately between zero and four degrees) and roughly corresponds to the drawing at sites preferable for building. The woods surrounding the shelter extend across the island about 1/3 to ½ of a mile until the opposite shore is reached, depending on which direction one were to walk.