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Monday, October 31, 2011

10/31/11 Goose Ridge Trail

Cold but sunny and we headed for the Sheepscot Headwaters area. We decide to do the Goose Ridge Trail and started from the trailhead on Freedom Pond Rd. We were surprised by the amount of snow ( this is 48 miles from home) - I though 7 or 8 inches but a deer hunter we later met on the trail said they had received 12 inches. Initially there were no human tracks, only deer, and parts of the trail were a bit of a slog - only for me as Kelley happily ran right through it.

After awhile we came upon boot tracks on the trail and were following them when I noticed a lack of blazes. We continued anyway and ended up in someones yard back on the road. We headed back the way we had come until we found the turn we had missed and resumed the trail

Most of the trail is fairly dense woods but near the Spirited Horse Ranch there is a large field and we stopped here to share an apple. We then explored a short trail on the ranch and headed back.

We had no further trouble staying on the trail but I discovered I had lost the lens hood - or left it home. This was a beautiful day to be in the woods and we enjoyed our hike 2 1/2 hours.

At home I did not find the lens hood so I think tomorrow we will do the trail from the other end back to where we had our apple today. That was where I changed lenses and am hoping to find the lens hood.


  1. Good luck searching for your lens hood.
    Beautiful lighting on the golden leaves!
    I like the snow photos in color better than the B&W ones you did earlier.

  2. Thanks - I also prefer the color -speaking of which, I should have been wearing blaze orange-didn't realize hunting season had started


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