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Saturday November 03 2018 Calais Road Walk by Phyllis Rubenstein

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, 5 of us walked from the boat launch at Number 10 Pond (Mirror Lake), past Nelson Pond, to about a half-mile before the intersection of County Road and Cranberry Meadow Road, and back. We saw many stands of bright yellow larches (tamaracks) and a few solitary ducks on the ponds. Along the way, less than one-tenth of a mile north of the beginning of Cranberry Meadow Road, across from where the pond flows into a brook, we saw what I had been told were petroglyphs of two feet carved in stone. I recently learned that they are not the original petroglyphs. Instead these were carved by Freeman Lawson (1853 - 1927) of Woodbury to commemorate the originals, which were donated to the Vermont Historical Society, but cannot now be found. We also saw a rough carving of a hand on the same rock. Although it was overcast, it only sprinkled for a short time before we completed the 4.9 mile road walk.
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Commemorative carving on stone on Cranberry Meadow Road (Photo by Phyllis)
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