The trails on Cape Cod are starting to look more and more like spring with all of the leaves starting to come out. It’s so refreshing to see all of the color after winter when everything is so desolate.
Pretty trail, don’t you think?
“On March 9 of 2013 Atlantic Hurricane cut a 100-foot wide opening in the narrow barrier dune at Ballston Beach in Truro, on Cape Cod. Tons of seawater surged into the freshwater marshes of the upper Pamet River eventually reaching Route 6, and briefly turning the end of Cape Cod into an island.”
What an incredible story! I took this photograph from the summit above Ballston Beach on the Pamet Cranberry Bog Trail. You can see where the dunes were swept away and the water went inland.
Mother Nature always has her own way…
I love it when the birds start migrating back to the Cape for the summer. One of my favorite birds is the Catbird. I saw this Catbird singing away on the prickly vines on the Red Maple Swamp Trail.
Have you seen a Catbird yet this season?
This is such a pretty view looking out onto Nauset Marsh through the trees on the Nauset Marsh Trail. You can see Nauset Spit in the distance.
“The Pamet Cranberry Bog consists of three small freshwater bogs, a modified two-story “bog house,” sand pits, and a system of drains, culverts, and other hydrological features that all together were used to produce cranberries for commercial use during the late 19th to mid-20th century.” (Click on blog link for other photo.)
You can hike to the Bog House by taking one of the offshoots of the Pamet Cranberry Trail. Here you can see what were the original cranberry bogs, the bog house and a nearby shed. The front door on the 2nd floor is pretty cool.
Have you ever hiked to the Pamet Cranberry Bog House?
The Beech Forest Trail is one of our favorite trails in Provincetown. No matter what the time of the year, it is always gorgeous. (Click on blog link for other photos.)
There is so much to see and such diversity along the trail. There was a huge tree that was down right beyond these steps. We were happy we didn’t have to go that way.
These funny-shaped trees always make us smile. They remind us of the trees in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, where we used to live. They called them “snow knees” because of the way they grew with all of the snow coming down the mountainside on them.
Fun memories… on a great trail!