|Bridge at Millers River, constructed 1889|
|Ruggles Pond again|
|M-M Trail enters woods at picnic area|
The day before, I hiked part of the section of the M-M trail north of here, so I had the choice of walking the easy park roads back to my stopping point (about 1/2 hour) or walking the M-M Trail again (about an hour). The M-M Trail here had been so nice, I decided to take the long way and savor it.
|Walking this section a second time because it's worth it.|
|Witch Hazel in bloom|
|Conversation with a Barred Owl.|
|"Orange Peel" mushroom|
|The first major rock since the Holyoke Range|
Here's where I finally got to hike a new section of trail. The white blazes head steeply up to the top of the cliffs, and before long there's the first of two look outs.
A vista!! We've got a vista!! The first one since Long Mountain, I think, and the Holyoke Range. I saw a tower in on a nearby ridgetop and figured that explained the great cell phone reception.
|Try walking down a trail on THIS.|
|Wolf tree along an old road|
|Don't drink untreated water!|
|What was this?|
|I'll check my pack.|
|Fall maple leaves along the road|
|Parked train getting read to take off|
There was a guy fishing the river and when he came out we asked how the fishing was. He said he got three trout. Nice.
Will we get back again this fall? Who knows if the foot and our schedule will allow, but I sure hope so. Had a blast.