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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

8/27/12 Sunkhaze Wildlife Refuge

I have not been able to find a map of the refuge that includes the loop to the observation deck from Carter Meadow Road so have included both.

We first walked the road to the loop trail and followed that to the platform. From there you see how large the bog area is.

Sunkhaze Meadows Bog 8-27-12

On the way back I spotted this tree struck by sunlight and standing out from the otherwise dark woods

We then drove to the Johnson Brook Trail, taking it first to the beaver pond so Kelley could have a swim and then doing the loop back to the parking area.

A couple of the critters we saw.

An easy pleasant outing which Kelley seemed to enjoy. 2  1/2 hours


  1. Hi John, I think Sunkhaze can do better with maps of the trails. Was the trail to the platform pretty dry? I think the last time I went to the end of that trail (2007!), I heard moose mating!

  2. Hi Faith-- Yes, they can do better. The trail was fine- last time we tried it it was flooded and we didn't even get to the platform. We met two guys from Wildlife services working on the bog bridges- they had also repaired the platform.


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