At this point we start to emerge from the brush and see some of the more open spaces on top of the hill. The grade curves to the left before making the loop back to the right. It looks as though the grade is being used as part of a dam for water collection. Note the berm just in front of the trees in the center of the shot. The Thompson House would have been to the right out of the shot, item 13 on page 332 of RGS XI.