Today I decided to hit the Blue Blazed hiking trail. The total length of the trail is 6.7 miles and traverse some of the most interesting terrain in Connecticut. Today's conditions could not have been better. It was about 70 degrees, sunny, and a nice breeze out of the east. I also times the blooming of the mountain laurels. These white flowers lined the trail all the way to the Cobble Mountain Summit. Cobble Mountain is only 1,350ft, but it is an hour of up hill hiking to get there from the southerly parking area. Once up there the views to the west are spectacular. I was also treated to some very nice walking along the Macedonia Brook. I also had to climb down rock scrambles. The trip took me every bit of 4 hours. I stopped once to check my map and eat some gold fish.
I think gold fish is the official food of all outdoors enthusiasts.
I was taking the break along the Macedonia Brook at the north end of the park. I used the opportunity to refill my water supply using my Katadyn hiker water filter. Today was the second chance i have had to use it and i am still not sick! It works! It was hard to get up from a little rest but i did. It was not long until i came across a Red F traveling on the trail.
I am headed back to this place to hike the loop again, camp out, and catch some wild fish. I was impressed to say the least. The grounds keepers here kept the place unbelievably pristine and the trails were all marked well. My advise is to visit this place before you die. It was the right way to end a vacation.