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Approaching the bridge over Horsepasture Creek Stop on the bridge and look to the right
Turn right on the airport road - look to your right

Although the  Rangeley to Horsepasture Creek  route is unclear you can reach the creek ford by turning right on the Preston Road (Route 687) and then left on 695.  After much winding 695 leads  to this scene (1st picture) - the bridge over Horsepasture Creek.  Pause as you cross the bridge and look to the right.  Notice the cleared area up the hill to the left. (2nd  picture) This is a portion of the old road. Continuing along 695 turn right on the airport road  and then look right to see the other end of that cleared area at the top of the hill. (3rd picture - blue arrow ).  From here the old road crossed the  runway and continued on toward present day Route 58.

"We came to a creek called Horse Pasture ... it had been very high within the last few days, but had fallen again. Here we had one of the worst banks we had seen ... but our grubbing hoes and shovels did us good service and we made it safely.  Near this creek is a new plantation, and they call it fully twelve miles from here to Smith's River."   The Mayo

Map Detail: Smith River  Horsepasture Creek  North Mayo River  South Mayo River 

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