Here's a long story with a quick ending. We went to the place in Southern Rhode Island that is usually a 3 quarter mile walk into the woods. We googled the location and found that there were 3 more roads we could take that would take us to the pond.
First road we took: Some dude parked a huge tractor in the middle of the road (that we could have drove down the entire way till we hit the pond). It was probably someones property. I don't blame them, the place is the best ever for fishing. We drove this way and will never go again.
Second road: Looked like a scene from Deliverance. There were weird looking people sitting around porches smoking pipes and some crazy looking hick kids driving ATV's around in the road past us going 90mph. Also a dog decided to follow us like 200 feet while we went down this bumpy rocking crappy road. Ended up being more private property and the road became "some dude's driveway". We drove this way and will never go again.
Third Road: The 3rd road was one that lake management would take to tend to the DAM there. However, it led to the dried up side of the pond in which we still had to walk .25 miles to the water still.
Fourth Road The longest road but the correct one and we will always take it.
When we finally got to the pond we had an awesome day and we felt less bad about all the failures before hand.
A 3 plus pounder for my buddy Carl and a 4 pound 9 ouncer for me.
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