Mix of sun and clouds with rain forecast. We picked this trail because there are others nearby if the deer flies are really bad. Upper 60's, so comfortable temps. Kelley seemed in good spirits and ready to hike. I have got away from detailing the trails because I felt I was repeating myself but today thought it's been awhile so....
Starting from the parking lot you climb a short section of the Whitten Hill Trail Kelley was behind me on this part because there was lots to sniff.
Northern Headwaters Trail
Another part of the N. Headwaters Trail and Kelley takes the lead.
We turned off onto the Goose Ridge Trail because there are streams and a small pond for Kelley.
The only problem was the banks were steep for Kelley and she needed help getting out of one. This section had had little use and was somewhat overgrown and though I pulled some grass in front of this bridge , Kelley would not cross it. ( she had in the past )
A little further on is an old broken dam
The rift is several feet long. We have continued on from here in the past but I can't see how Kelley got around it.
Pond beside the dam
Just starting into a shake.
It had taken us about an hour to get here and I didn't want Kelley to do more than two hours so we headed back and when we reached the N. Headwaters went back the way we had come rather completing the loop.
Back up the Goose Ridge Trail
Only flower today
Almost back. I like this section of the N. Headwaters trail with the old stone fences.
A pretty good hike with the nice temperatures and few mosquitoes or deer flies. Kelley seemed happy and was in the lead most of the way. We meant no one - a peaceful day. 2 hours