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Saturday, April 3, 2010

4/1/10 Hunters Brook and Beach

After 3 days of rain a nice day. Started out foggy and then a mix of sun and clouds. Decided since Kelley had missed three days of hiking to do Hunters Brook,one her favorite trails. As the loop road is still closed we parked on Rt. 3 and walked down to it and the nearby start of the trail. This is a very pretty trail that follows the stream for a good ways before turning inland and climbing toward the Triad.

Instead of going to the Triad we continued on, looking for a trail called The Triad Pass. We thought we found the trail (no name just an indication of destination). After a short distance we came out of the woods and across open granite that dropped fairly steeply with some very nice views. When we reached the carriage road the sign said it was the Triad Hunters Brook Trail-a name used more than once- but it came out where the Pass Trail was indicated on the map.

Jordan Pond Carriage Road

We followed the carriage road to the Day Mountain Trail which is mostly wooded

but does have some views at the summit

We continued over Day Mtn. and down to Rte. 3 and across to an unnamed trail, that is not on park property, toward Hunters Beach. This trail is not blazed but has some cairns and worn spots so is not difficult to follow. It has a different look with scrub and granite and the feel that you are nearing the water.

There was one spot where Kelley refused to jump down but eventually got up and found another way down.

View from the trail as it nears the beach

Hunters Brook empties into the ocean here.

From the beach ( all rocks) we took the short Hunters Beach trail to the road which took us back to Rte. 3 and our car.

Before getting in the car we took a detour back down to the brook so Kelley could have one last dip. 3-3/4 hours


  1. Nice photos John. There's something mystical about the lichen rock.


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