|Doll's Eye Baneberry|
|Junction with the Red Trail|
|Asters and Maple|
Just past the red trail the blue blazes head up a steeper section of trap rock to a spectacular overlook. Finally! After the view-less hike along Hatchet Hill, this is just what I was looking for. And more. It was one of those, "Wow! I mean wow!" moments.
|View south along the Talcott Mountain ridge and Heublein Tower|
|USGS Survey Marker|
|View northwest towards Massachusetts|
After the breathtaking fall views, the trail continued along the ridge for quite some ways with partial views, eventually coming to a second lookout almost as good as the first. The remains of Old-Newgate Prison are visible from the ridge.
|Looking down on Old New-Gate Prison|
|Nice to see fewer houses and more trees|
|Slug trails on trap rock|
|East Granby - Suffield granite boundary monument|
Near the granite monument are a couple of much older markings that I assume are previous attempts to mark the town line, which they would naturally do up here on top of the ridge. First is a pile of rocks. It's funny when you read old deeds or survey maps and they define property lines by things like "the pile of rocks." What if someone from East Granby decided to just move the pile of rocks over and take part of Suffield?
|Old boundary marker|
|Another old boundary marker|
|View at the East Granby - Suffield town line|
|Interesting spot for a mushroom to grow.|