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Moreau rainbow loop ~ Mar 24, 2015

Journal entry by Lenore and Jack Reber



After locating the bathrooms at the office parking lot (found in the first campground loop), the six of us drove to the Sherman Island parking area and started up the orange Cottage Park trail. This was new territory for Karen Burka, Katie and Ray, and they were amazed at the hotel ruins. The flat walk soon became the "unrelenting" upward slog, but the beauty of the ravine and talk with friends made it seem like a walk in the park. We joined the yellow trail heading west and then took the red trail across the Palmerton Range to the Lake Moreau overlook on the blue trail for lunch. The grumbling about a late lunch was squelched by the appreciation of the view (a meteorite?) hole in the lake ice and the Vermont Green Mountains in the hazy distance. We continued on the red trail, then down green, continuing to see many porcupine tracks and hemlock cuttings. We turned west on the yellow trail, then on to the white connector and finally back to orange and Cottage Park. The snow conditions for microspiking were ideal even though Ray Bouchard wore snowshoes, hiking to his own drummer. As always, the woods offered many beautiful and thought provoking sights, including possible bobcat tracks and two different tree species which grew together.

3/25/15 - RayB Bouchard added 1 photo.

3/25/15 - RayH Henrikson added 2 photos.

11 photos



On the unrelenting hill



Photo by Lenore



Joined trees



Fungi and children



Impact crater? Actually, it's a hole created by the scuba diver training session.



View from lunch overlook



Photo by Lenore



Photo by Lenore



Can't wait to kayak this!



Title: Winter Lines at Moreau - added by RayH



Title: Arboreal Intimacy at Moreau - added by RayH



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