The Brook

thewoodlands Posted By thewoodlands, Jan 21, 2013 at 2:06 PM

  1. thewoodlands

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    It's open this week but after this cold spell it should start freezing from the bottom upwhich could mean trouble for the camp down below.
     

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  2. Backwoods Savage

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    Imagine what it will be like in the spring!
     
  3. Shane N

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    What is that last picture of? I'm confused :)
     
  4. thewoodlands

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    That was by the Cherry that came down in the last wind storm, someone is living in that hole. I just decided to post it with the brook pictures.
     
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    Damn those Hobbits...aren't they really hard to trap and get rid of/?
     
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  6. ScotO

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    Man, those pictures get me stoked for spring trout season. We've got some brooks like that here in the central mtns, fantastic native brook and browns in the one that's a couple miles from me. That limestone really makes the water look aquamarine, especially during the spring thaws.....
     
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  7. thewoodlands

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    I took some pictures this afternoon, the brook is freezing from the bottom up so the water is running where it wants. The first two pics of the brook are on our side, the rest run down under the road down behind a camp.
     

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  8. thewoodlands

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    The brook is open back in the (wife took a walk back in) woods but down by the road it's freezing up more and more.
     

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  9. thewoodlands

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    With the weather warming up this coming week this ice will end up downstream stuck on a corner or up in the neighbors garden.
     

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  10. thewoodlands

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    I took a run back in so I could clear any trails that needed it, on the way back in I took some pics of the brook. Pic 6752 is the brook running over the small Island because of the ice jam,6754 is the small ice jam,6755 is down to the left of the ice jam,6756 is the brook running upstream because of the ice jam,6768 is nice to see, wide open,6771 is more water cutting across the small Island.
     

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  11. loon

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    Its looking busy zap >> Nice pictures for sure!

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  12. btuser

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    The best part about being near the water is it's compelling nature of change. The view changes every day, and you never get bored.

    Love the pics.
     
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  13. thewoodlands

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    It can get wild, sure is powerful. When we had all the rain when it blew out a total of seven bridges two by the brook, I was gone that fall day (left early that morning) some kayakers were going down the brook over the road the water was so high, it was still that high when I came home late that afternoon.
     
  14. thewoodlands

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    They still have the big excavator down by the bridge next to the brook, still must be worried about the ice, I should get in the truck an head south on Rte. 56 to see how much ice is in that part of the brook.
     
  15. Dune

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    Zap, thanks for the pics. Reminds me of wonderful times I had in the Mass Berkshires in my youth.
     
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  16. thewoodlands

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    Did you do any fishing on a brook when you were younger? I only fished the brook twice since we owned the land, my great - nephew loves to fish the brook.
     
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    I fished for a living so I never had interest in recreational fishing. I love being at brooks though.
     
  18. thewoodlands

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    Speaking of spring thaws, with the jet stream changing (pulling moisture up from the gulf) we might be looking at another rain event on the east coast next week or weekend, if it is like the last one the brook will be pushing that ice out.

    Info came from AccuWeather.
     
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    I don't know where you are, Zap, but these really bring me back to hiking in early spring in W. Mass.
     
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  22. thewoodlands

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    Yes, I don't fish it much but I have a great nephew (8 or 9) who does real well each summer.
     
  23. thewoodlands

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    The Brook is down to normal but we still have some ice jams under the snow, some rain with a quick melt will get this thing cranking again, they still have the big cat excavator by the bridge.
     

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  24. thewoodlands

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    I'll start keeping the entrance to the woods plowed, looks like I'll make a run back in on Sunday. The Brook water is way down but has enough ice that the big CAT is still there.
     

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  25. thewoodlands

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    The ice is breaking off from the banks, all we need is more water then it could get interesting.
     

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