Hiking

Bear Mountain in sunlight

Bear Mountain in Sunlight

Salisbury, Connecticut. Driving north toward the town of Salisbury I noticed that the storm clouds over Bear Mountain lifted and the sun lit it up. Dave in the car ahead of me noticed it too and we both stopped to try to get a shot of it.

We used two cars because we hiked from Salisbury to Bear Mountain on the Appalachian trail (the ridge to the left of Bear Mountain), one way, car to car. Very nice hike but the trail was flooded with water in places from the heavy rain we had on Saturday. You can see the stream in this field swollen as well.

More from Pine Swamp Beaver Pond

Beavers!

This small maple was felled directly toward the beaver lodge. No doubt they brought it down for food and a bit of house construction material.

Tree and reeds

The upper part of the small maple with grass and reeds reflected in the pond.

Reflected reeds

Reeds reflected in the beaver pond. The upper right hand corner is a beaver dam that spans the Pine Swamp forming the main pond that the lodge is in. There are four other dams that are part of this system.

All of these images were taken with the iPhone and the Instagram app using various filters.