Friday, January 27, 2012
1/26/12 Buzzy Brook Trails - Sunkhaze
Still looking to avoid icy sloping trails and we got a late start because the city needed to change my water meter. Sunkhaze is flat and only a little over 20 miles from home. Cold but sunny and little wind. Last time we were here we had tried to find the South Buzzy Brook trail from the McLaughlin Road and did not succeed so today we went at it from the north trail to the South Buzzy Brook Trail.
Last summer we had also tried from this trail and were stopped by this very wet marshy area. Today it was frozen and we continued across and the trail did continue and took us out to the road. We now know where to access the trail from the road.
We backtracked to the fork and turned south hoping we were on the other branch which would take us to Little Buzzy Brook. Again, we were wrong and the trail ( indicated by black dots) took us back to the North Buzzy Brook Trail near the brook.
The brook was completely frozen as well as the marshy area around it.
After exhaustive investigation, Kelley accepted this fact also.
We took the North Buzzy Brook back to where we had started. Next time we will try starting from where we came out by the brook and see if we can find that other trail. Still a pretty good hike. No wet feet and no spills. 2 3/4 hours