Pawtuckaway, Round Pond Road

The snowless days are ending; I’ll be shoveling my driveway in just a few days, if the forecast holds. This was my last chance to visit some nearby trails before winter conditions set in. I had planned to walk up a hill with a pretty view, but decided at the last minute to stick to level paths. I went to Pawtuckaway State Park and explored the northwest corner of the park via Reservation Road and Round Pond Road.

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Reservation Road in Pawtuckaway State Park, December 26, soon to be snow-covered.

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North Mountain seen from Round Pond Road. This must be a wonderful birding spot at dawn and dusk.

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I don’t know what agency or company owns this odd square-shaped antenna on North Mountain. 

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Round Pond, harshly lit on a brilliant sunny day. The pond is about two and a half miles from where I parked on Reservation Road.

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A side trail off Round Pond Road leads to the Boulder Field, where the woods are full of large glacial erratics. Dozens of rock climbers were nearby practicing their craft.

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I heard a pileated woodpecker hammering away on my way to the pond, and saw this (but no woodpecker) on my return walk.

 

 

 

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