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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
A Walk in the Woods
I want to share some photos of a recent outing Jeanette and I took. It was purely a walk in the woods with no fishing gear. The tract of woods lies in western Massachusetts and has several little streams that run through it. There is a stream that I have fished now for several years now and has been a fine one for native brook trout. I usually start to fish this stream about the last of April. From the walk on Saturday I guess the start time for me to fish it will be some what later, maybe the second week in May.
After several hours of walking and taking in various views of both stream and the grand Hemlocks that fill this forest we came to a high ridge overlooking the stream. The footing was a bit unstable so the decision was made to wait for a better time to photograph it.
The water flowing over these solid rock ledges was beautiful in the sunlight. The sound was deafening.
There were signs of new growth throughout the forest.
We spotted this guy walking along a fire road. He was picking up gravel and did not seem to care that we were close. We watched for a spell and he eventually walked up into some thick undergrowth.
After yesterdays rain I think I let the little river be for a while.