MRG from APD to Bridge over Mascoma River

Eager to know the progress on the blocked bridge over the Mascoma River, we set off on a westerly walk starting near APD.  Great progress on the installation of safety railings! Much of the trail is set on a rise above the surrounding land and the drop-offs are potentially dangerous.

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Looking westward near APD and the underpass.

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Others have discovered the trail.

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Crabapples?

 

On one side of the trail is Longacres – on the other side is this small pond. We spotted two pileated woodpeckers and a Downy woodpecker as well as three ducks paddling and dabbling in the pond. Red-winged blackbirds flew in and out of the tall reeds.

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Pileated Woodpecker – Googling, we find: “PILEATED (Woodpecker) – PIE-lee-ay-tid, PILL-ee-ay-tid (having a pileus or cap). Two alternate versions listed from the dictionary. If it bothers you when people say it differently than you do, lighten up.

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Bridge over Mascoma River – imagine being the one to install the railing – those with fear of heights need not apply.

There is planking across the bridge and some of the railing has been installed. The bridge is not yet open, but is definitely progressing.

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Biker heading back eastward.

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Heading back

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Back where we started near APD, enjoying the Autumn light.

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Loving that golden glow!

2 responses to “MRG from APD to Bridge over Mascoma River

  1. Viola (Sarah Schwaegler)

    This is very exciting. Well done. Congratulations to all who had a hand in making this dream come true. Thanks so much to the picture taker(s). These snap shots make you want to be there!

  2. Thanks for the kind words – we’re excited too! Hope you will visit when the trail is officially open. Paving of the eastern part is scheduled for this month!

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