Thursday, December 13, 2012
12/12/12 Day Mountain - The Triad
Cold but a beautiful sunny day with no wind. We started from the Day parking area on Rte. 3. This is an easy hike for Kelley and we had this view at the top.
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Down the other side to the carriage road and the start of the Triad Trail. Even the bare trees were beautiful in the sun.
This trail was steeper and more rocky but Kelley managed the work arounds without help from me.
When we reached the Triad we had an apple break and this view
We decided to take the Triad Pass Trail down and when we reached the junction found this sign. We had just come from the Triad and it indicated the Triad Pass was to the north while the map shows it going south.
We followed it anyway ( thinking it was incorrect but that we would find that out soon) and the next junction had a sign for Jordan and Bubble Ponds and indicated the Pass was back the way we had come ??? We backtracked and continued on the trail labeled Hunters Brook and that was the correct trail. The first part of this trail was harder for Kelley and she needed a couple of boosts. Out of the woods there are large expanses of open granite, some of which had dangerous icy patches to work around but also nice views. Directly in front was the sun which made photos those photos unusable.
The last section was steep with lots of ice and we were both glad to back down on the carriage road
We found a sunny spot for lunch ( much of the road was in shade)
And followed carriage roads back to the short section of trail that led to our car. An interesting hike on a beautiful day. 2 3/4 hours