Two nights on the Tunxis Trail

7:14 a.m. on December 14, 2010 (EST)
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This past weekend I took a 2 night trip on the Tunxis Trail here in CT from the Legeyt Rd/Hwy 179 crossing to Morey Brook and back. Overall it was a really nice hike.

It started out with about an inch of snow and a thick layer of ice over everything. About 5 minutes away from my car and my first fall I had to stop and put on my kahtoola microspikes which I should have put on sooner. It was a easy 1.25 mile hike to the first campsite.

Saturday morning saw me with a little more snow accumulation and a little more ice. I broke camp and headed north about 2 miles to meet up with someone from Whiteblaze. We hiked north about 6 miles to Morey Brook and we turned around and headed back.

I had originally planned to continue on another few miles and camp but it was looking like it would be heavy rain instead of snow on Sunday. So I decided I would just camp at Roaring Brook again. By midday Saturday it had warmed up a bit and most of the snow and ice had all but disappeared. I got back to the campsite a little before sunset and gathered up some wood for a nice fire.

I am glad I did decide to head back, because it was a very cold heavy rain. I was glad to only have a 1.25m hike back to the car. Those early winter rains stink, don't mind rain in the summer or fall, but when it's like 38 or so it just plain stinks.

Here are some pics from the trip. Enjoy!


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7:15 a.m. on December 14, 2010 (EST)
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And I did it again, somehow I always forget that this forum needs the other style link from photobucket. There needs to be a preview post option haha!

8:19 a.m. on December 14, 2010 (EST)
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I fixed the images, TheRambler. Thanks for sharing them.

FYI, as a member you have a two-hour window to edit your posts after initial posting.

 

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