Thursday, July 23, 2020

A Sunday Morning Paddle on Hopkins Pond with Gus

From below Wikipedia reference, "Hopkins Pond (also known as Adder Pond, although no one seems to know where the name Adder came from) is a small pond located at the south foot of Ragged Mountain, in the town of Andover, New Hampshire. It lies at an elevation of 644 feet (196 m). The pond is part of Proctor Academy's 2,500-acre (10 km2) campus in Andover and is jointly managed by Proctor and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The pond area is open to the public for non-motorized boat travel, fishing and hiking.

This shallow pond has an average depth of 6 feet (1.8 m), is 15 feet (4.6 m) deep at the deepest point, and covers a total area of 27 acres. It empties eastward into Mountain Brook below Elbow Pond. Mountain Brook, in turn, is a tributary of the Blackwater River, which flows via the Contoocook River and Merrimack River to the Gulf of Maine (Atlantic Ocean) at Newburyport, Massachusetts."

Enjoy the below video.

Carry a too long kayak inside your trunk? 
Warning! Be sure to tie your kayak to the vehicle!!


"Everyone must do something. I believe I will go outdoors with family and friends"

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