Monday, June 28, 2010
6/27/10 Flying Mountain/Valley Peak Area
We started from the parking area on Fernald Point Rd. on the Flying Mtn. Trail. This trail is mostly easy except for a spot with large boulders that Kelley needs a boost over. You get nice views with little effort and we met some nice people up there.
Flying Mountain Overlook
The trail then dropped down to Valley Cove
and a chance for Kelley to swim.
The trail, called either Flying Mountain or Valley Cove which runs north along the water has some very large boulders that Kelley couldn't negotiate so we tried bushwhacking around but mostly ran into more cliff like formations.
We then tried to bushwhack on an angle up to the Valley Peak Trail but that was also difficult and we ended up back on the Valley Cove Rd. which we took to the Valley Peak Trail. This is a nice one with some nice open areas and views. We met another nice family up here who gave Kelley some attention. There were only a couple of spots on this trail where Kelley needed to find her own way.
Somes Sound from Valley Peak Trail
We then took the St. Sauveur Trail over that mountain-wooded without views-and down to the Ledge Trail. This trail has been closed but we took it anyway and met more nice people when we connected with the regular trail again. We got off the trail along here and I found an old trail with some cairns and worn spots. I was excited because it's not on any of my maps. We followed it for a pretty good distance but it eventually faded and we did more bushwhacking in the direction of our car. We eventually came out on the road just south of the parking area. There is a small pond there where we had lunch and Kelley had another swim.
A beautiful day and a nice, if vigorous hike. 5-1/4 hours