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Sunday, July 18, 2010

7/17/10 Messalonskee Sream Trail

This trail is in Oakland about an hour from home.It is another of those basically urban trails that has the feel of being in the woods. Most of the trail ( except for a short section which follows a power line) is a pleasant woods walk with small hills and follows the stream but mostly up from it. We had to walk down to it to get Kelley into the water. She was very excited as she always is when we do a trail she has not been on before.

Near the end of the trail is a small dam with an old wooden penstock which you can see leaks.

To get over the penstock you must cross a walkway made of metal grate (along the railing in the above picture) and Kelley would not walk on it.

I left her briefly and crossed to see the continuation of the penstock and returned to her and we headed back the way we had come.

We checked out a side trail that only led back to the power lines and Kelley had a couple more chances at the water.

A pleasant and leisurely walk. 2-1/4 hours

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