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Monday, April 2, 2012

4/1/12 Sheepscot Headwaters

Forecast was for cloudy with a chance or rain. We got sun and no rain. We started from the new parking lot on Halldale Road, taking the Whitten Hill and Bruun to the Bog Brook. The plan was to take the Hogback Connector up , do the Overlook loop and then see how far we could get on the path toward the Walker Ridge access , when we tried from the other end we had a problem with water and a closed section.

Instead of getting on the connector I realized we were on an old woods road. Instead of turning back we continued on to see where it lead. It was headed up so we thought we might get to the place we wanted anyway. After several turns and some dead ends we did not come across the connector and ended in a yard in the woods with a lot of old farm machinery mouldering away.

We stopped beside a pile of old logs to share an apple and decide what next.

We turned back and returned to the Bog Brook loop and did that back to the Whitten Hill which we took up to the hill and found a sunny spot for lunch.

After all the old things, some new buds. It was breezy so they are a bit soft but a welcome promise of spring coming.

A nice hike. 2 3/4 hours.


  1. That's a nice high seat. Wonder what kind of machine it was part of? Logging equipment maybe?

  2. Hi John-I would guess farming as that's what the rest of it looked like.

  3. This hike looks interesting..Part of it seems to cross the Sheepscot?

  4. Hi penbayman - The Northern Headwaters Trail runs along near it.The map seems to have the Goose Ridge crossing the river but I don't remember crossing a river??


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