Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Day 9.094: Middle Goosefare Trails

As Exile #2 mentioned on Sunday, we investigated a small network of trails that start near this beaver pond on Goosefare Brook under the Eastern Trail near Route 1 in Saco.

The pond is quite impressive (I posted a picture of the dam on Sunday) and there is evidence of recent beaver activity:

I can only imagine, that the area would look like this (slightly upstream) if it wasn't for the beaver's efforts:

Here are some photos from our mile-or-so walk:

We took a short out-and-back detour to see this historical curiosity. An eighty year-old precursor to the beaver's engineering to allow 1930's visitors to boat, fish and skate in this valley (one can only assume it was less tree-filled then):

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