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Blog Entries Sorted by Location
These are sorted from south to north. The Connecticut mainline hike was from January 2012 in Guilford to October 2012 at the Massachusetts line. The Connecticut "spur" was hiked the following year, also from south to north.  In 2014 I sampled the Guilford sections that had just been completed. The Connecticut sections were mostly "out and back" hikes done while looking for letterboxes on the NET and all connecting trails.

After a few years of foot ailments I was able to hike the Massachusetts NET and New Hampshire M-M in 2016 and 2017. Those blog posts feature longer sections of the NET/M-M Trail due to the logistics of day hiking a trail that was a long drive from home.

Menunkatuck Trail Section, Guilford, CT (2012 & 2014)
Much of the Menunkatuck was still under construction in 2012.  Although the posts below are arranged loosely from south to north, I hiked it heading southbound over the course of a few years, because that's the direction the trail was advancing. 
---A New Beginning: East River to Long Island Sound - Part 1, June 20, 2014
---A New Beginning: East River to Long Island Sound - Part 2, June 20, 2014
---East River Preserve, October 26, 2012, newly blazed.
---Sullivan Drive Murals, October 28, 2014
Guilford: Timberlands to Sullivan Drive, January 28, 2012 (trail construction in progress)
It's 58 degrees!!! Cockaponsett S.F., Route 77 to Route 80, January 7, 2012

Mattabesett West Branch Section (Mainline NET)
Guilford north to Meriden, CT (2012)

And so it begins Guilford, Rt 77 to Menunkatuck Section, Broomstick Ledges. January 1, 2012.
Lone Pine East Loop, Guilford, Braemore Preserve, Feb. 4, 2012
Braemore to Bluff Head, Guilford, Feb. 7, 2012
Where are my Trekking Poles??? Guilford/Durham, Bluff Head, Feb. 10, 2012
Pistapaug to Trimountain, Durham, Feb. 17, 2012
Reed's Gap to Black Pond, Durham/Middletown, Feb. 20, 2012
Mount Higby, Middlefield/Middletown, Feb. 28, 2012
---Revisit: Higby Before the Storm, October 2012, as Hurricane Sandy approached
Highland Pond to Chauncey Peak, Meriden, March 11, 2012
Spring Arrives at Giuffrida Park, Meriden, March 30, 2012
A Free for all at Giuffrida Park, April 16, 2012 (ATVs and dirtbikes)




Metacomet Trail Section
Meriden, CT north to the Massachusetts border (2012).

Metacomet Trail to Castle Craig, Meriden, April 20, 2012
Lost & Found: The Metacomet Trail, Meriden, May 4

West Peak, Meriden, April 27, 2012
West Peak in a New Light, May 5, 2012

Daffodils at Hubbard Park, Meriden, April 12, 2012
Short Mountain at Timberlin Park, Berlin/Southington, June 10, 2012
Ragged Mountain, Southington, June 16, 2012
Welcome to Southington. No Parking Allowed. July 11, 2012
Bradley Mountain, Plainville, June 27, 2012
The Pinnacle and Hospital Rock, New Britain, July 21, 2012
Rattlesnake Mountain, Farmington, July 30, 2012
Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, August 18, 2012
Letterboxer Vs. Mouse, September 1, 2012
MDC West Hartford Reservoirs, Sept. 9, 2012 featuring The Gate.
MDC Reservoir #6, Sept. 12, 2012
Heublein Tower, Simsbury, Sept. 16, 2012
Skyline Trail and Avon Land Trust Loops, Sept. 21, 2012
Penwood State Park, Bloomfield, Sept. 25, 2012
Wilcox Park, Bloomfield, October 1, 2012
Tariffville Gorge, East Granby, October 11, 2012
Hatchet Hill, East Granby, October 16, 2012
Copper Mountain, East Granby, October 18, 2012
Suffield Mountain, Suffield, October 22, 2012
West Suffield Mountain to the (almost) Massachussetts State Line, Suffield, October 22, 2012.

NET SPUR - Madison to Middletown, CT
Mattabesett East Branch 
(2013-2014)

Rockland Preserve to Mica Ledges, Madison, July 1, 2013
Mica Ledges and Pyramid Rock: In Search of Cicadas, Durham, July 2, 2013
Mt. Pisgah, Durham, September 20, 2013
Coginchaug Cave, Durham, October 17, 2013
Bear Rock to Miller's Pond, Durham, October 22, 2013
Miller's Pond State Park, Durham, October 25, 2013
Eagles Beak Point, Haddam, October 31, 2013
Seven Falls State Park, Middletown/Haddam, November 5, 2013
Bear Hill and the Great Wall of China, Middletown, November 11, 2013
The Journey Bigins in the Driveway, December 5, 2013
Reservoir Loop, Middletown, December 5, 2013
Trails End, Middletown, June 1, 2014

M-M Trail/NET (Massachusetts)
(2016-2017)

Sections 1 & 2 Provin Mtn,  CT/MA line to MA 187/US20,  August 23, 2016
Section 2 Westfield River Crossing, Sept. 2, 2016
Sections 3 & 4 East Mountain, McLean Reservoir, Holyoke, Sept. 2, 2016
Section 5 East Mountain, Sept. 6, 2016
Section 6 Mt Tom to Connecticut River, Sept. 15, 2016
Section 7 Prelude: Kayaking the Oxbow, Sept. 16, 2016
Section 7a Connecticut River to the Mt. Holyoke Summit House, Sept 16, 2016
Section 7b Summit House to Notch Visitor Center (MA 116), Sept. 17, 2016
Section 8 & 9a Notch Visitor Ctr to Bay Road, Sept. 18, 2016
Sections 9b-11 Part 1 Cadwell State Forest Oct. 5, 2016
Sections 9b-11 Part 2 Mt Lincoln to Quabbin October 6, 2016
Sections 12-14 Part 1 Quabbin October 9, 2016
Sections 12-14 Part 2 Quabbin October 10, 2016
Section 15a Wyola to Ruggles Pond October 11, 2016
Section 15b Ruggles Pond to Millers River October 12, 2016
Section 16: Hermit Mountain September 9, 2017
Section 17a: Northfield State Forest September 10, 2017
Sections 17b-18a: Mt Grace to Richards Reservoir, Sept. 11, 2017
Sections 18b-19a: Royalston Falls & NH border, Sept 12, 2017

M-M Trail New Hampshire (2017)
NH M-M Section 19b-20a Greenwood Road to Widow Gage Forest, Oct. 1, 2017
NH M-M Sections 20b-21 Little Monadnock & Gap Mountain, Oct. 2, 2017
NH M-M Section 22 Mt. Monadnock - The Grand Finale - Oct. 17, 2017

Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway (2017-?)
NH MSG Sections 1b-2a Eliza Adams Gorge October 18, 2017

Overview/ Miscellaneous Posts: 
Gear Got Good: Ultra light backpacking, electronics, and more.
New England Trail Poster
Carving Stamps for the trail, January 24, 2012

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