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Sunday, August 17, 2014

8/16/14 Hidden Ponds

We planned to do Tunk from Myrick Pond Road  ( Tunk from Hidden ponds is very difficult for Kelley) but when we stopped the car it was engulfed with deer flies. We didn't get out but headed to Hidden Ponds which is quite near but had no deer flies. We had encountered this odd situation before.  Two maps- the first an old map modified by me and the second from a hiker I met on Tunk Mountain. From him , I learned about Spring River Lake. My map shows the new Loop Trail and indicates where the sign is telling you the trail to Tilden is no longer maintained. The trail is still in good shape and easy to follow and if you skip it you miss a nice pond.

Very contrasty light with the sun and clouds so I had trouble with the highlights

Coming down to Tilden

and the pond

From Tilden we took the trail to the lake

On our way back we turned off to look for a spot for lunch- found at Mud Pond

Looking across Salmon Pond

After our little lunch we headed back. There had been several cars in the parking lot when we started, and there were some when we finished, but we saw no one the entire hike. Turned out to be a nice hike- no deer flies, pleasant woods, ;lots of water for Kelley. 2  1/2 hours

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