Cold Brook on a Cold Day

Discussion in 'Get Togethers, Events, and Trip Reports' started by Rooftree, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. Rooftree

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    Yesterday, I set out to hike along a stream to its headwaters, where the waters are crystal clear before iron and tannic acids start to build up. It was tough going in the lower half due to the heavy thicket and the extremely saturated swamps caused by recent heavy rains. Further up where the stream narrows and become more defined, the area was much more open and manageable. Along the way, there were many nice mature Atlantic White Cedars that lined both sides of the stream. Pictures don't give them justice. I will be back in the spring to do some botanizing.

    PS: Please see my second post.

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    I visited the upper stretch of this stream last week to give myself a little introduction of the area. The water as much lower and running clearer. The photos below were all taken as I stood in the stream. Yesterday, the water was running faster and too high to get across.

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