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Author: hikergal

enjoying hiking the woods of Connecticut and the corner of three states. On occasion hike outside of this area. I always hike with my best buddy, best hiking partner, my husband.

Nature’s Gems

The trails of Chauncey Peak and Mount Lamentation are full of nature’s special gems scattered throughout its woods and ridges.  In every season you are bestowed gifts of wildflowers, creatures and views. Mike and I have traversed these trails in every season, as a point to point, loop hikes and power fitness hikes.  We always…

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The Power of 3

Three mountains, three states, three people, three hours.  On the third day of April, three of us conquered Round, Frissell and Brace Mountain in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Arriving at the trail head was an adventure.  The unpaved road we drove for the last 1.6 miles was a slippery nightmare.  The road was a…

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…

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…