On a walk this week on part of the Cross Vermont Trail, once a section of the Montpelier & Wells River railroad, we enjoyed branching off to follow several streams. They still showed the dramatic effects of Hurricane Irene with stone and gravel and tree trunks piled high in many places. The water was swift and not completely clear but there were also no mosquitoes or black flies so who can complain! I look forward to going back to spend more time, especially on the lovely Naismith Brook. Ah, Summer!