Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hog Lake Explorations

At the south end of Hog Lake near Fishtrap Lake I came upon a trail heading off south following the stream from the dam. Poorly defined because of over-growth then non-existant causing me to bush-whack, the 'trail' south was fun. Every step I took was new territory for me which is always an adventure! I saw a couple solitary mule deer and a mated pair of Wood Ducks. These were the first wood ducks that I had seen in the wild besides the large number of them I saw in Lewiston that time I was nosing around. I did not get one tick on me despite going through some thick brush at times. The furthest point that I got was a promentory above the lake/pond/marsh where there was evidence of hunters last fall. I am thinking that only they and wildlife biologists are likely the only ones that know of this place. Lovely green hike that was cleansing to the mind.

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