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Saturday, October 27, 2012

10/26/12 Partridge and Ducktail Ponds and Bald Bluff


Cold, gray, and foggy. I didn't feel like a long drive to hike in that so we went back to Amherst. We started with the Partridge Pond Trail and by the time we got there it was nice and sunny.


The trails were still quite wet with pools of water and the small streams had water but Kelley was really happy to reach the Partridge Pond.












We then backtracked  to the trail for Ducktail Pond and walked to it.


Back to the trail head and we decided to drive a few miles further on to the Bald Bluff Mtn. Trail. That trail starts off as an old woods road and it was pretty today too.


This trail is not long and has good footing but some short steep sections  ( but no problems for Kelley) . The summit area is "bald" but trees obscure the view.



Starting down the other side there is a ledge that offers some views - with trees



On the way back we took a side trail to the overlook which offers more open views.


 I am always impressed with how nature manages to prevail in seemingly inhospitable places


This turned out to be a pretty day and a very pleasant hike. 3 hours.

2 comments:

  1. Hi John...Just gorgeous scenery...the water is so calm !!
    We sure have a had a wonderful week of nice weather, and today was just marvelous ...I wonder what next week will bring ????
    Get out your flashlights, candles and water just encase the weather people are right!! : )
    Grace

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  2. Hi Grace- thanks for commenting. It has been nice but it sounds like rain for sure- just a matter of how much.

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