In mere days Amy and I will be be heading to Lost Brook Tract for an extended residence. We will have many things on our agenda but the one to which I look forward the most is the exploration of the large part of our land that remains unknown to me.
As it always will be.
Lost Brook Tract is square in shape, encompassing an area of some forty acres. Lost Brook itself cuts through the land for a few hundred feet near the lowest corner. A short way up from this corner there is a patch of relatively level terrain where Hal Burton built his second lean-to, the one that constitutes our home base. A half-mile from there and a good three hundred feet up a ridge sits Burton’s Peak, the high point of our land, positioned a little bit to the east of the opposite corner and quite close to the tract’s northern edge. If you were to draw a diagonal line across the land starting at the southern boundary of Lost Brook Tract and far enough west of the lowest corner to encompass the stream and lean-to, then extended the line to the northern boundary far enough east of the opposite corner to just skirt the beginning of the promontory that defines Burton’s Peak, you would split the tract just about exactly in half. » Continue Reading.