Bushwacking with Brent
boldly going where one other has gone before
Brent holds the maps. He plans the routes. When we follow Brent, we’re on a Brentventure.
Brent knows about most of the historic roads in the area. He likes to follow them wherever they go. I follow Brent. Sometimes we end up at a swamp. Other times we run into a high way. On more than one occasion, I’ve followed Brent into someone’s back yard.
The maps it seems can’t keep up with suburban sprawl. When we’re not using maps, Brent has apps. The apps show where the trails are. They show where we are. They also show trails followed by others.
On this ride, we went exploring an old mine road. This road led to an old mine site abandoned decades ago. This is a road to nowhere. Some brave soul had found a way to connect this old mine road with a road along side of the biggest gravel pit in the area. Was there a trail? Could we link up to different trail areas in a new way? We had to know.
I’ve never gotten through there before. It’s a blueberry bog. There giant rocks everywhere. But it looks li…
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