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John Pond Hike ~ Sep 18, 2014

Journal entry by Lenore Reber



Eleven of us took the pleasant walk to John Pond, with a few interesting stops along the way. The first half was through a mixed forest on a mostly grassy path with a few meadow openings. Recent beaver activity was evident. The second half of the walk was through an evergreen forest on a soft, needle covered trail. We heard red squirrels and saw a furry and a berry filled scat. A short side trail took us to a tiny cemetery for two children who died of black diphtheria in 1897. This area was called Little Canada because the King family settled here from Canada. Arriving at John Pond, we ate lunch perched on rocks and logs, admiring the cliffs across the water. As we left we checked out the well constructed lean-to and the dilapidated fish barrier dam. On the return trip we found several kinds of fungus and a well constructed stone cellar. We also noticed many wildflowers in their fall attire and thought this would be a good spring hike as well.

9/21/14 - Ray Henrikson added 2 photos.

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King Gravesite



Photo by Lenore



Photo by Lenore



Photo by Lenore



Photo by Lenore



Photo by Lenore



Photo by Lenore



Photo by Lenore



The Fish Barrier Ruins



Who lived here?



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Getting Close - added by Ray



Early Fall Color, John Pond - added by Ray



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