|Eggs, sausage, and English Muffin|
I started out my day much like BrkTrt over at, Small Stream Refelctions, by making a killer breakfast. I made scrambled eggs, brown and serve sausage, a lightly toasted English Muffin, coffee and OJ. After fueling up I got dressed and headed over to my mom's house to grab my day pack and i was off to the trail. On the way I had to stop and grab an energy bar and a powerade, but i finally made it to my destination.
|At the Aspetuck Tail Head|
15,000 acres is a ton of land and even more considering it is located only 1.5 hours from New York City. The State allows public access and manages the wildlife, allowing the public access in return for big tax credits to aquarion. The land has allows for hiking, jogging, and snow shoeing. The State also goes as far as allowing bow hunting and shotgun hunting for deer. Some of us savages have even killed deer here over the years. Because the area contains several drinking water reservoirs there are a lot of special regulations like no dogs and you must stay on the trail.
As for my hike, I found the trail is well marked. The terrain was not difficult and all the bridges were in A+ condition. High Five to the people who maintain the trails my guess is the Connecticut Forest and Parks Association is behind it. The hike i took crossed 2 roads, Hopewell Woods Road and Poverty Hollow Road. I turned around at Good Ridge Road since most of the trail past that is along a dirt road. I did stop to refill my water, and again, my Katadyn Hiker worked. I also had a Cliff Bar while i took a rest. The walk back to the truck seemed to go a lot faster until I got back to Huntington Park. The distance inside the park was mainly uphill back to the truck, but I made it. Back at the truck I peeled my boots and socks off and exchanged them for sandals and hit the road.
|Stopping for a cliff bar and some water|