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Sunday, November 9, 2014

11/8/14 Sheepscot Headwaters

Rain yesterday so we just walked around the neighborhood  in it. This morning is sunny and 30's with a brisk wind making it feel colder ( we got clouds later) . The snow, rain, and storm damage made it hard to know what kind of conditions we would find so we chose this area because there are several alternatives.

Starting from the Whitten Hill Trailhead, we walked up to the Northern Headwaters Trail. Up on the hill part of the trail there was little snow and not much storm damage.

As we started down toward the river there was more snow and downed trees. We took the Goose Ridge Trail for a short distance because there are two streams there that Kelley likes. There was a lot more snow and a lot of downed trees and branches we both had to work around. In places it was difficult to follow the trail but we got to the streams.

We then returned to the Northern Headwaters Trail ( continuing on the Goose Ridge brings us to an old broken dam that Kelley cannot cross) . and that was a mixed bag with some sections in pretty good shape and others with storm damage, water, and snow.

Two pictures of the river

In spite of wet feet and a lot of work arounds it was nice to be in the woods. We had them all to ourselves as we didn't meet anyone- we seldom do here. 2  1/4 hours


  1. It looks like that was quite the storm in some places. Does someone go and clear up those trails from the downed trees?

    1. Hi Kim Yes, a lot of damage. This is part of a land trust so member/volunteers maintain the trails. It will take a while since there are so many


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