Forties, cloudy, and sprinkling. Supposed to be real rain tomorrow so we wanted to hike today anyway.
This time we started from the Long Ledges trailhead. A pretty trail through woods.
Since the last time we were here they have added a bunch of red flags to the blue paint blazes. At the turn just past the Upper Ledges Loop there was a trail off to the side with neither blazes nor flags ( I have added it's approximate location) and we decided to check it out. It brought us to a pond
We continued on for awhile but not knowing where it led we turned back to resume the route we had planned. Unfortunately the intersection just past that trail has caused us confusion in the past and did again today. Somehow we ended up at the northern gate and turned around to go back and get on track- which we did.
Another section of trail
The West Loop took us to Long Pond
We continued on to reach the ledges on Baker Hill which give some nice views
a pano - please click for large view
We completed the loop and headed back to our start. Kelley found a little more water
A pretty nice hike. We got sprinkles but not heavy enough to get us out of the woods. The sun tried to come out a couple of times but failed. Kelley seemed to have no problems- I picked this as an easy hike for her.
2 3/4 hours