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Hour Pond Scouting Trip ~ Sep 3, 2012

Journal entry by Lenore and Jack Reber

We certainly had a wonderful Labor Day and hope that you did too. Nine hikers, Diane, Diane, Ray, Ray, Katie, Kurt, Lenore, Tom D., and Jack scouted the Hour Pond hike for Thursday. It was a long day. We left WCMC at 8:30 and didnít get back until 5. The hike is a mostly gradual 8 miles. The first third is an easy, old farm road. After a nice waterfall, the trail got steeper for awhile. About 0.8 miles before our destination, we came to a small pond where the trail traversed an old beaver dam. The trail became a rugged uphill to lunch and a refreshing swim at Hour Pond. It felt great to rinse off the sweat and enjoy the beginning autumn colors while floating in the pond. We spied a loon and osprey at the pond, and several ruffed grouse on the way up.

After lunch, we hiked to and along 13th Lake over another rugged trail. We were surprised to find many beautiful fungi in this dry woods. Some of us went for another swim while drivers shuttled to Old Farm Clearing to pick up cars. Ice cream at the North Creek Stewarts was satisfying after our terrific day.

9/4/12 - Ray Bouchard added 22 photos.

9/4/12 - Ray Henrikson added 5 photos.

27 photos

Kurt, Diane, Lenore and Tom in the trees during a rest stop - by Ray

Diane & Jack waiting for the rest of us to catch our breath - by Ray

A view of Hour Pond - by Ray

Katie and her husband Ray resting after our lunch on the shores of Hour Pond - by Ray

Swimming was a refreshing change of pace for some - by Ray

Lenore & Jack cooling off - by Ray

Jack was mumbling something about the water being a bit - by Ray

After seeing Jack come out of the water Kurt is wondering, "Do I really want to do this". Not one to be deterred, he took the plunge. - by Ray

The first of several unusual fungi that we saw along the trail. Let me know if you can identify any of them because I sure can't. - by Ray

Photo by Ray

Photo by Ray

Side 1 - by Ray

Side 2 - by Ray

You never know what you'll find when you peek under a schroom - by Ray

Photo by Ray

I'll venture that it's a small Puffball - by Ray

Photo by Ray

Crepes anyone? - by Ray

Photo by Ray

Photo by Ray

Some of the Hobblebush suggested that Fall was just around the corner - by Ray

White Baneberry (Doll's Eyes) were located along the trail towards Thirteenth Lake - by Ray

The group assembling at the trailhead. - by Ray

Incredible fungus, No.1 - by Ray

Incredible fungus, No.2 - by Ray

Incredible fungus, No. 3 - by Ray

Getting really close. - by Ray

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