Kelley was eager to hike and liked being in the woods and the cooler temperatures. Most of the hike was in fairly dense woods so there were not a lot of opportunities for pictures -the forest floor has mostly ferns and mosses. There were very few deer flies except for the open sunny area on the Mountain Rd. section of the Hogback loop. Once we left that there were again few of them and they were not bothering Kelley. There was enough water in small streams for Kelley to drink and at times lay down in it.
The Hogback overlook offers views through the trees
I know neither the flower nor the fly
It was such a nice day( and rain is predicted next few days) that when we got back to the Bog Brook Trail we decided to continue the loop rather than go straight back. The hike took us 3 3/4 hours and we both enjoyed it.