There are over 50 gates in the Quabbin watershed and I have many yet to walk and explore. A few folks had mentioned Briggs Brook to me over the years and I finally checked it out this past Sunday. It is easy to get there as it is accessed from the same spot as Gate 15 except you bear to the right rather than the left.
I did a little bushwhacking first to see what it looks like where it passes under Route 202. I did not photograph the brook at that point but did come across a comely Oak Besma Moth.
Please click for a larger viewFarther on down the road though I did find a nice spot to shoot part of the brook.I do believe I will return here. There are many water features including the watercourse for an old mill.