Nipmuck Trail, CT 11/12-14/2010

3:28 p.m. on November 14, 2010 (EST)
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So after much planning and research I embarked on a thru hike of the Nipmuck Trail in Northeast CT. I was blessed with absolutely beautiful weather this weekend.

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Typical Connecticut terrain, rocky, and lots of small stream/brook crossings.

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Pixie Falls...well it wasn't really falling, but nice none the less.

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Nipmuck campsite Night 1

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My Nemo Meta 2P

3:30 p.m. on November 14, 2010 (EST)
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View from Nipmuck campsite

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Trail Junction with the Nachaug Trail/ Halfway mark of the Nipmuck

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Shelter at Breakneck Pond/Trail end, Night 2

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Juno guarding the shelter while I go fetch water

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Sunset Breakneck Pond

Shortly after sunset the coyotes really startin howling, and juno joined in for awhile.

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Sunrise Breakneck Pond

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Juno giving morning love

All in all it was an awesome trip, beautiful weather, good scenery. The trail is moderate to easy difficulty. I will be back this summer to do some fishing at Breakneck Pond, the fish were a'jumpin. mem_online.gif

9:34 a.m. on November 15, 2010 (EST)
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Thanks for sharing, TheRambler. You'll give me ideas for hiking in my native state.

By the way, yesterday I discovered that there is a Nipmuck Trail Marathon: http://www.marathonguide.com/sites/nipmucktrail/

4:41 p.m. on November 15, 2010 (EST)
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That there is! Too bad I hate running, haha. I will stick with walking leisurly through the woods. =)

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