Teamed up with Ray "Jazzbo" Caron for a great spring bushwhack in the Smarts Brook area, ascending through a trailless bowl to a view ledge on the steep flank of Black Mountain. Bare ground and open hardwoods were the rule this day - hardly a smidgen of snow up to 2550 ft. of elevation.
The cascade on Smarts Brook is in good flow.
A bed frame is hidden in the brush at a logging camp site near the Smarts Brook Trail.
I've seen this chaga tree before.
One of many large sugar maples on this slope.