Sunday, August 26, 2012
8/26/12 Little Long Pond - Harbor Brook
Another beautiful day and a good day for one of Kelley's favorite hikes. This would, perhaps, make up for what I put her through on Black Mountain. We started from the Little Long Pond parking area where we met Toby, an Englishman we had met and talked to several times, with several dogs. We chatted a bit- he is about to return to England- and then took different routes as one of his dogs needed the even surface of the carriage roads.
I got a couple of pictures along the pond, while Kelley got in lots of swimming, but then managed to get the rest of the pictures I took out of focus
As we were hiking the Jordan Stream section of the hike we met a local couple ( they live near Breakneck where we were two days ago) with their two dogs who also love the water. We talked about other areas where you could hike with dogs off leash while the three dogs tore around the woods and in and out of the stream, having a great time. Kelley said it didn't get much better than that.
At the cobblestone bridge we took the carriage roads and met more people with more playful dogs. Lots of folks were taking advantage of the beautiful day. The carriage roads took us to the Asticou and that to Harbor Brook which we followed back to Rte, 3 - lots more water but no more dogs. We then walked along the road the short distance to the parking area. Very nice - day 3 hours