Bear Brook without Willow (grooming day). Fine weather, but black flies present although they don’t generally gravitate toward me. Parked in field at Bear Brook camp, about as far into BB as one can go with a conventional vehicle. Walked around the end of the pond and into the woods for a few points
on some not-so-long ago scribbles. A tour-de-force in boulder mapping - got out of touch in a few places but managed to relocate every time - not much positive feedback in wandering, lost… I certainly could do this in less time but 'go slow, enjoy the view' at work. I was a bit overdressed, shorts would have helped but perhaps more flies & ticks, tho I didn't seem to suffer much from either.
The camp is forlorn although a passing state driver said it will be used some this summer. It’s been many years of gradual deterioration. What a fine place for an O meet center, for summer camp for city kids, for small conferences, for anything but decay.
Surprisingly, one can drive to this view at the end of Bear Hill Pond
Pond view from a long-disused porch