Late 2010
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Miss you, Shadow!

Our Black Lab buddy Shadow is no longer with us, leaving us in late 2010 after 15 years and 4 months.  Shadow was along for a bunch of walks, hikes, and pot lucks during GONewEngland's early years.  What a great dog!

Beaver Brook Walk - December 11, 2010
Activity by Ken L., photos by Randy C.
How to start the day...


Your Webmaster, Pam, and Randy wandered over to Brown Lane to start our walk through Beaver Brook.  For those who don't know, Beaver Brook is an area of conservation land in Hollis, NH.  It's a great place to walk, X-C ski, snowshoe, and learn a bit about the local flora and fauna.

It was a nice, sunny day, if a little on the chilly side.

Our route took us over Rte. 130 up to the big Wildlife Pond, then down a fine trail next to Beaver Brook.

We crossed Rte. 130 at the small pond by the side of the road, heading back into Beaver Brook along the southern side, where there's a great spot to sit and have lunch.

We made our circuit back through some spooky woods and along Cow Lane to the Brown Lane Barn again.  It was a very nice walk in an area worth checking out--as usual!  It was good to see Pam and Randy, too--long time GONewEnglanders.

Nobscot Reservation - November 27, 2010
Activity by Michael S.
Photos and report by Ken L.

Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, ...

Nobscot Reservation is a woodsy area in Sudbury, Mass. comprising trails, two hills, cellar holes and chimneys, and a Boy Scout camp with several buildings.  There's even a colonial-era smallpox cemetery...somewhere...but we didn't find it.

Your Webmaster met up with Michael S. and a bunch of people from SubSIG at the parking lot, which isn't all that far from Rte. 20.

On went the hats and mittens--the sun helped, but the wind was very chilly, especially on the hills!

The high spot is Nobscot Hill, which the group ascended easily despite the slippery oak leaves all over the place.

Boston seen from a lookout on Nobscot Hill

Fire Tower

It was chilly atop Nobscot Hill by the fire tower, so we bundled up and made our way over to Tippling Rock.  The group paused for some snacks, and we looked out at...

Left:  Prospect Hill (Waltham), Right:  Pru/Hancock towers (Boston)

Mt. Wachusett (Princeton)

Mt. Monadnock (noted by the arrow)

An enjoyable post-turkey walk!