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Thursday, September 11, 2014

9/10/14 Sheepscot Headwaters Trails


Another good hiking day. It was forecast to be clear but by the time we got to the trails it was mostly cloudy but 59 degrees when we started and 67 at the finish. This is a newer map with numbers referring to the trails instead of them being named. I will try to find one of the older maps for next time.

We started up the Whitten Hill Trail - #2


This was a short climb to the Northern Headwaters Trail - #1 which for the part we hiked runs along the top of the hill and is,  I think, one of the prettier trails. There are old stone fences running through the woods.





We turned of onto the Hemlock Hollow Trail - #11  - more pretty woods



from that we took the Hogback Connector to the  Bog Brook Trail - #3 - I knew we would find water where the trail turned north.



and that around to the Whitten  Hill Trail  where we stopped for a water break. There are usually several boggy places and streams on this hike but many were dry today.



In a field near the end of the hike I spotted this beautiful butterfly- had not seen any in several days. I only got one shot before it flew away so I couldn't get a picture unobstructed by grass.




This turned out to be a very nice hike with the mild temps- and the bugs seem to be gone for this year. . We met no one and Kelley was enthusiastic throughout.  2  1/2 hours 

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    1. Hi Kim- yes, these are some pretty woods- and they are nice in all seasons

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