Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wachusett Mountain 6/13

I took a quick hike to the summit of Wachusett Mountain on Monday evening, June 13th. The route via the Bolton Pond , Semuhenna, West Side and the Old Indian Trails to the summit, returning by a slightly different route using more of the Old Indian Trail and shaving of a bit of distance. The best birds I heard in route were Louisiana Waterthrush, Dark-eyed Juncos, Hermit Thrushes, Black-throated Green Warblers, B-T Blue Warblers, Indigo Bunting near the ski slopes and a young Red-tailed Hawk calling.
Below are a few photos from the trip, though none of birds:

Bolton Pond
Lucky I saw before I stepped!

Balance Rock

Some summit shots of the construction site...

The Old Tower is still standing.

The site is fenced off, but it appears hikers can still enjoy the surround area of the summit and picnic tables too.

A hole has been installed!



Taken from inbetween the links of the fence.

The actual summit, the high point, was still accessable...so a hike is not "compromised"...you can still "touch" the highest point in Worcester County.

Many are looking forward to seeing the project completed and the "new summit"!

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