Saturday, May 8, 2010
5/7/10 Woodchuck Hill
Thanks for the suggestion Scott
Sunny and cooler but with wind to keep the bugs down.We again started from the parking area near the boat ramp but once we got into the scout area we had a hard time finding the Blue and Gold Trail. There are many roads and trails not on this map (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it). Once we found the trail we realized we had hiked it back before we started the blog when we were exploring in search of another trail.
The first section is a pleasant woods walk to Snowshoe Pond
As Scott noted and we remembered the next section had sections Kelley couldn't manage and we walked down the road to an alternative trail suggested by Scott .
But gets steeper as you continue, though nothing that posed a problem for Kelley
And at the top has some nice views
Since we both prefer loops we decided to hike down the more difficult trail knowing we would have to bushwhack around a couple of spots
Think about her next move- mostly she finds her own alternative routes
Most of the trail is not too difficult for Kelley
This was the biggest problem ( there is another ladder not shown in the picture) and we found our own way around it.
The rest of the trail was not difficult and took us back to the pond and the trail we had come in on ( including the first part we had missed on the way out) which we followed back to our car.
3 -1/4 hours--without the false starts about a 2 hour hike.