Sandy had Tuesday off and with the rain ending on Monday, we took advantage of the fair weather and hiked a section of the North Country Trail a few miles southwest of Alston we'd never done before. We parked on South Laird RD and hiked west.
|Gee whiz we're finally going!|
|The trail was still wet from all the rain|
we got yesterday!
|We found a few BIG ones across the trail.|
|Here the trail followed above a nice creek.|
|Beavers had created dams now gone|
but they still flooded the trail.
|I found cool pond to take a dip in.|
|Old ceder forest.|
|Another old beaver pond and this one was too deep for the|
2 legged members to cross.
This was as far west as we'd get today.
|I'm on an old rail road grade which a RR company used to log with.|
|Some bright orange fungus we spied along the way.|
|I think we crossed three ponds today.|
In all, the beaver's seemed to have gone.
|I think a bear has slept here!|
|More trees across this section.|
|The section did need clearing but not as badly as we|
had found the trail just west of here earlier this spring.
|Water dogs do like to cool off in any stream they find.|
|It was pretty buggy out which limited our stops.|
But we did have a nice little hike today!