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Friday, July 26, 2013

7/25/13 Sheepscot Headwaters




Great day for a hike- mix of sun and clouds- lower 60's when we started and upper 60's at the end. Though most of the hike was on Sheepscot Headwaters Trails- maintained by the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance , the Hogback loop is part of the Georges Highland Path and maintained by the Georges River land Trust. We started from the relatively new parking lot on Halldale Rd.-   most other trail heads you have to park beside the road which is  not always easy.

Kelley was eager to hike and liked being in the woods and the cooler temperatures. Most of the hike was in fairly dense woods so there were not a lot of opportunities for pictures -the  forest floor has mostly ferns and mosses. There were very few deer flies except for the open sunny area on the Mountain Rd. section of the Hogback loop. Once we left that there were again few of them and they were not bothering Kelley. There was enough water in small streams for Kelley to drink and at times lay down in it.

The Hogback overlook offers views through the trees


I know neither the flower nor the fly





It was such a nice day( and rain is predicted next few days)  that when we got back to the Bog Brook Trail we decided to continue the loop rather than go straight back. The hike took us 3  3/4 hours and we both enjoyed it.

4 comments:

  1. Yes sir, those dreaded deer flies are starting to diminish which enhances our outdoors experiences. Nice pics!

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