Saturday, August 14, 2010
8/12/10 Holbrook Island Sanctuary
This state park was recommended by Scott some time back and it turned out to be a good one. Most of the trails are short so we did several of them. Brief descriptions on the map above.
First trail was Backshore which ended ( fittingly) at the shore which Kelley appreciated.
We started at the falls end of Goose Falls-they are mostly under a bridge but the trail is pleasant. There were a bunch of kids playing on the shore of the island across the water and Kelley cried because she couldn't get to them.
Beaver Flowage was much grown over without visible water until near the road end. But lots of lush vegetation.
The Mountain Loop Trail was very pleasant and serene and mostly flat ( as were the other trails) until near the end of the Summit Trail
When we encountered steep rocky sections. These had another sort of beauty and felt like we had been transported to another place.
The summit is mostly wooded but gives glimpses through the trees. A good spot for lunch.
Fresh Pond Trail seemed like a good bet for a swim for Kelley and did not disappoint.
Yet another waterlily
A beautiful day and very nice hikes with lots of variety. Total walking time 3-3/4 hours.