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Sunday May 05 2019 Peacham Bog from near Martin's Pond by Phyllis Rubenstein

On Saturday, May 5, 2019, 3 of us hiked out and back about 4.2 miles to Peacham Bog from a forest road near Martin’s Pond . The hike was bug-free, the temperature was great perfect for hiking, and the sun graced us at times! We saw red trillium, trout lily, hobblebush, and toothwort. The bog was impressive even though bog plants were not yet in bloom. Then we drove a few miles to get to the trailhead for Devil’s Hill. On the access road, there was a beautiful view of the White Mountains. This hike would have been 1.5 miles round trip if the access road had been graded. Since it wasn’t, we chose to walk about an extra 2 miles. From the summit, we had a beautiful view of the Green Mountains Other hikers who joined us at the summit identified 4 immature bald eagles. We saw more wildflowers, including early yellow violets, and porcupine scratch marks on a tree. It was great to combine hiking in the two very different natural communities in one day.
Porcupine scratch marks (Photo by Phyllis)
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