The Rest of Our Hiking Pictures Can Be Found Here

Finding Trail Descriptions

So as not to repeat myself excessively, I am reducing the amount of description of trails that have already been posted. Please use the search function ( upper left) to find older posts which have more detailed trail descriptions and pictures. You can also use this to find specific hikes either by trail or mountain.



Click Pictures for a Larger View


Saturday, August 29, 2015

8/28/15 Tunk Mountain



Yesterday I had a midday appointment so we just walked around the neighborhood. So, after a couple of rest days I decided to try Kelley on something a little more rigorous than we have been doing. A beautiful sunny day in the 70's. There were a couple of deer flies at the parking area but none after that.

There is little water on this hike but near the start there is a reliable source. This is on a short undrivable road we walk to get to the trailhead


The hike up is fairly dense woods - a narrow spot on the trail



One of the things I like about this route is that you are in woods until the top when you come out to this view


Three shot pano - click for large view

Tunk Mt. View  8-28-15

Views of the trail and from the trail - probably too many








From the north side


A little water








Pretty much mud


Back on the road down there were some insects and flowers





and the water again











This one is not sharp but I hadn't seen it before.



The hike was longer than I wanted - 2  1/2 hours - but Kelley did well and was enthusiastic. At home she seemed to have not suffered any ill effects. 

10 comments:

  1. Wow, John-you can never have too many photos when the views are like that. I'd love to hike that route!

    Gorgeous flowers as well.
    Enjoy the day
    Sue

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sue- some of the nicer views in the area.

      Delete
  2. We drove by there a couple of weeks ago on our way to Eastport and I thought of your posts about it..gotta give it a shot this fall..I'm glad Kelley girl did ok..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks penbayman - there are three trails up but the one from Myrick Pond Rd. is easiest for Kelley.

      Delete
  3. Gorgeous views - the one almost looks like snow down below.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kim - no snow yet but it won't be that long

      Delete
  4. Beautiful pictures as always and oh my goodness, those breathtaking views!!!
    I had to laugh when I saw Kelly in the tiny bit of water/mud..."if i fits i sits" , haha.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Serafina - and you have Kelley down . This really is a pretty place and some of the best views near here.

      Delete
  5. Thanks, John. As far as I can see, you have almost the only photos of Tunk on the web. I climbed it, first time, on Columbus Day, from the Hidden Ponds side. Didn't really know about the other trails. -- Paul-- 10/14/2015

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Thanks for commenting. Don't know why there are no pictures by others- some of the best views around . We have done all 3 but the one from Myrick Pond Rd. is the easiest for Kelley . The main one has iron rungs and the other is abandoned and has some rough spots. Type Tunk or Hidden Ponds in the search box to find other Tunk posts.

      Delete

If you do not have a Google account the easiest way to post a comment is to use anonymous and then, if you wish, put your name in the body of your comment.

I have turned to moderating comments because I was up to 20 spam comments per day. Sorry for the inconvenience.