Monday, June 13, 2011

Return to Sterling Pond (cliffhanger)

Last week I made a return visit to Sterling Pond with two friends.  Our goal?  To find out if the pond really drains into both the Winooski and Lamoille watersheds.

Sterling pond is right on the divide of the Green Mountains, so it is a bit of a steep hike up, though beautiful.


We already knew about the first outlet - the one that drains into the Lamoille River...  IMG_2627.JPG

and beyond, via Jeffersonville, to the Lamoille river.

(seen above is Jeffersonville from Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort.  The dry, rocky area in the foreground is not the creek)

But what of the second outlet?  Was there water flowing north to the Winooski river at the same time?

Well.. we did manage to circumnavigate the lake, and we did find water at the second outlet location... but not exactly the kind of water we expected...

Check back here at the end of the week to see what we found!

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