Fort Frederick's northeast bastion. There are no words. Other than pointy starfort corner.

You will perhaps note that the wall leading away to the right gets a good deal shorter than the wall to the left. This alarmed me upon my visit, in that it certainly seemed as though a few determined Indians could vault that shortywall had they had a mind to do so. I wondered if perhaps there had originally been a moat around the entire fort or something, but Ranger Study explained that, no, there had never been a moat, though one may have been initially planned...interest in the fort kind of started and ended with the year it was built in 1757, after which time the area's limited workforce had to move on to other priorities: 1758 was mostly spent supporting an attack on Fort Duquesne by building a road to Fort Cumberland, and once Fort Duquense was captured nobody was all that interested in upgrading Fort Frederick.

Ranger Study went on to explain that when the fort was reconstructed by the CCC, they pretty much just graded it so it'd be a straight line across the top, not taking into account the rise of the land around it. The wall to the right in this picture may have been as high as all the others when it was originally built.