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Thursday, June 12, 2014

6/11/14 Perch Pond Trails



A beautiful sunny day- 56 when we started and 74 at the finish. Supposed to rain the next three days so we wanted to get in a good one today. Kelley seems fine again and ready to go.

This time we started from the North Trail head and you can follow our route on the map above- this map sometimes confuses us but we did pretty well today.

The more open areas had flowers





The woods trails were quite nice today.
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When we reached the Spruce Trail it was confusing as usual ( partly I think, because the bikers don't use it much. The first time we did these trails we came in on the Spruce Trail, lost our way, and after finding the pond spent a long time finding the trail back. Today we found an old sign that said " Shore Trail " and followed  what looked like a trail . It was little used and sometimes almost obscured.


But it did take us to the Shore Trail at the pond.

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Perch Pond pano 6-11-14

and a couple of normal shots of the pond





Part of the Shore Trail


I had seen a lot of dragonflies but none that would let me get close. I finally got a couple but still with poor backgrounds.





We met one man on his bike with his dog Baxter and then again near the end when his dog had run off - we heard him calling before we saw him.  He had called people to go to the trail head because of the road. All of a sudden Kelley perked up and stared down the trail. we looked up and saw Baxter running toward us. Everybody was happy- especially Tom and Kelley.

This was a very pleasant hike on a beautiful day. 3 hours

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