Very contrast light and me fooling with the camera settings again resulted in a not good day for pictures.
We backtracked but did not see the other trails and ended up back where we started. We had walked these trails awhile back but had entered at a different point and had had better luck finding the different trails.
The trail we did walk- this is an attractive area to explore
We gave up and walked along the edge of Lower Hadlock Pond
to the Norumbega Mtn. Trail . This is a pretty trail with lots of variety and is less steep than the Goat Trail which many people take.
It does, however, have several spots where Kelley needs to do a work around . Today she was not very enthusiastic about them and I thought maybe she was not doing as well as she has been and decided to give up on Nurumbega for today. We took the Golf Course Trail down, which was much easier for her
and does end up at the golf course and works around it and back to the pond
From there we decided to do the trail around the pond which is pretty easy. At the upper end a small bridge takes you across Hadlock Brook which empties into the pond
We had lunch along the pond and then continued back to the car. There had been little wind so it was pretty comfortable even though it was only in the mid twenties when we finished. 2 1/2 hours