Upstream on the Madagascal

Last weekend during our visit to Grand Falls Township in Penobscot County, Maine, we had a great day canoeing north on the Madagascal Stream. The drought conditions may have enhanced the fall foliage (lots more reds than usual) this year. The stream was better off than most small streams with fairly normal water levels. About a mile north or so from this point, beavers have reinforced a dam they have maintained for years. The dam is holding back water at a level two feet higher than what you see here.