I began a quest to locate all the gates. . My goal was to find record and hike the gates that were referenced on the map. Sounds relatively easy, right, not in all cases. The gates on the west side of the reservoir can all be reached with a vehicle. Not all gates are painted bright yellow and numbered.
Several of the gates on the east side where challenging. Two in particular required me to hike from inside out. I would start hiking at a known point inside the boundaries of Quabbin, and then follow the cart road out reaching a known location. This worked out well with the exception of one SE gate. This gate took several attempts, but I was finally able to figure it out.
Just another way to enjoy Quabbin Reservoir.
Below find a link to an album showing what I believe to be all the gates referenced on the maphttp://hikingcamerawildlife.smugmug.com/Other/Quabbin-Gates/47180175_XhvJ7b#!i=3846614499&k=5XgJpNP