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Tag: Winter Hike

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…

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The Mantras I Recite on the Trail

I have certain key mantras I recite to myself when climbing up on a trail.  Yesterday’s hike found me saying my top three; “slow and steady”, “I am the little engine” and finally my favorite “I am a billy-goat.” Mike’s birthday hike had us going on the Mohawk Trail to the Appalachian Trail then doing…

Black Rock State Park & Mattatuck Trail

A quiet day on Feb. 13 had us excited about a half day of hiking in a state forest new to us.  We ventured out to explore the woods of Black Rock State Park and the Mattatuck State Forest in Watertown, CT. We parked at Black Rock State Park and quickly exited this part, crossed…