July 19, 2011
Kettle Pond is a glacial beauty. Four of us walked the three mile trail with its pines and rhododendrons. The resident loons were quiet on a warm afternoon. This hike was a substitute for our planned bike on the Cross Vermont Trail railroad bed. Enormous washouts in the May flood made the bike path nearly impassable. However after our Kettle Pond trek we walked down to the railroad bed to see the largest washout which had already been repaired with tons of fill to repair the 30 foot deep gully. Water brings both beauty and destruction to our favorite places.
George Longenecker & Cynthia Martin