Beautiful sunny day in the 70's . We started from the Partridge Pond trail head and there were few mosquitoes and no deer flies. As we neared the ponds we started to encounter the flies and on the trail to Partridge they were pretty thick. When we got to Partridge Pond it was really bad- when I lifted my camera to take a picture 5 or 6 landed on my camera.
We usually do the trail that continues on to the end of Partridge but skipped it today and head back to do Ducktail
Flies were thick there too, but when we got back on the main trail there were only a few and I got a couple of pictures.
Without the flies this would have been a really nice hike. Still a pretty day and lots of water for Kelley
1 3/4 hours