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Thursday, September 29, 2016

9/28/16 Sheepscot Wellsprings

50's and cloudy when we started 60 and Sunny at the end. I thought this hike would at least have some water.

Up Whitten Hill to the N. Headwaters Trail (1)  - I think this is the prettiest section of this hike.

Then we the took the Goose Ridge Trail (8) which crosses a couple of streams and goes by a pond.

First stream - no water

The second stream was also dry and Kelley wouldn't cross the bridge over it so I went ahead to check the pond - small bit of water surrounded by lots of mud so I gave up on that too. On the way back I met Kelley who had got across the stream, but when we got back to it she had to do a long workaround.

OK - back to the Headwaters Trail. We walked for a way  thinking surely there would be water in the river. First chance at the river and it was almost dry.

Kelley did find a couple of pools and that pleased her.

At this point we headed back. Not a bad hike except for the lack of water. Kelley did well. 2  1/4 hours 


  1. I find it amazing that animals find their own way around and so glad that she had a little water to play in. I really love to see leaves on the ground so I definitely enjoy your photo of the path.

    1. Thanks for your comment. Yes. Kelley has always been good at finding ways around obstacles - she had to because of her arthritic knees but I think you are right about animals finding their way around.

  2. Lack of water..seems to be a theme in most of Maine except up north..

    1. Yes - I have never seen it this bad


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