Report to Hikers: week of Sept 12-Sept 18


Hello Hikers!


Wednesday Sept 14

Upper Treman SP, mixed woods walk and road walk

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Review of the walk from Sabine:  “Ten out of 10!”

You can see Jack V’s online photos here


Saturday Sept 17

Connecticut Hill WMA with Dave B  —  The Wedge

aviary-photo_131186081674463372r0105578-3Another great walk in this big wilderness area  —  some of the time, there didn’t seem to be any discernible footpath at all and it seemed like we were just walking through trackless woods  —  but it turned out Dave did have a plan and we had a delightful time

r0105587-3Very shady under the trees and I didn’t bother trying to get any shots in the woods

r0105588-2Somehow I managed to get this chiaroscuro shot on one of he dirt roads  —  I like the drama of it, and the variety of expressions

r0105598-3As some of you know, I like to wrap up our hikes in two hours  —  precisely, if possible  —  this has given me a little bit of a reputation as a cuckoo but I don’t care  —  Dave is on board with this concept in general and I’m always curious to see how close he can come on these Connecticut Hill walks  —  it’s a great challenge in timing and pacing because his hikes are always loops, not in and out

r0105610-2…..  One hour 58 minutes and 15 seconds

Official head count:  21H, six D


Sunday Sept 18

Six Mile Creek, north side, Mulhollard Wildflower Preserve to Potter’s Falls

r0105666-2r0105691-2r0105701-2r0105712-2r0105725-2r0105743-2r0105761-2r0105786-2Official head count:  32H, four D

I felt some pressure to get back to the cars very close to two hours in light of Dave’s great hike timing performance the day before  —  made it back in 1:58:45  —  but most of the group chose to push on beyond Potter’s Falls, our regular turn-around point, and walk up the very exciting narrow cliff-face trail to the upper dam  —  no way to do that and finish the hike in two hours.

You can see eight more photos by me online here

You can see Jack V’s online photos here

You can see Annie’s online photos here