The first "land mark" was Binney Pond, a beautiful undeveloped pond a few miles into NH, were heard a few Hemit Thrushes singing despite the heat. This appears to be the kind of place one might find moose wading along the shore.
Binney Pond from the Wapack trail.
Just north of Binney Pond the trail leads toward the summitts of Pratt, Stoney Top, New Ipswich and Barrett Mountains...all 1800-1900 feet in evevation (similar in height to Watatic). On the south east shoulder of Pratt is an excellent vista, where Binney Pond and Mount Watatic can seen from a rocky outcrop. Binney Pond and Mt. Watatic, one of many fine views along this portion of the Wapack Trail.
I had come prepared, with extra containers, in the hopes of filling them with wild blueberries and I was not disappointed. A considerable amount of time was spent picking and a nice west breeze kept the heat and the insects at bay. While picking, a few Cedar Waxwings, perched in a nearby spruce tree and appeared to be agitated with my presence but I'm sure they got over it.
Looking NW toward Grand Monadnock