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Month: March 2010

It Took Our Breath Away

The Alander Mountain loop trail in Massachusetts and New York was one of those trails that steals your breath away for its stunning views, scary creatures and varied terrain. We started on the Robert Brook Trail, where we ascended 1,000 feet in 1.1 miles.  We were hugged in by fog on the start of this…

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The Cold War in Connecticut

Today we visited the past, a past that started before I came into the world, but ended in my lifetime.  I’ve always heard about the cold war, but never fully understood the complexities of it.  We hiked up to the abandoned and obliterated Nike Missile Base in Plainville on the Metacomet Trail. The hike starts…

A Journey Into Spring

We had a little spring outing today at Steep Rock Preserve in Washington, Ct.  Spring hasn’t officially begun, but spring fever has hit hard, not just us but others as well today.  We met many a people on the trail that had a bounce in their step and warmth on their faces. We trekked on…

Place of Bad Noises

“Place of Bad Noises” according to the Native Americans is Machimoodus State Park located in the Moodus section of East Haddam, CT.  Native Americans believed this area erupted in bad noises due to an angry god and later settlers believed the devil was making those sounds.  The only sounds we experienced  on the New Day…