I will be there for the 3 mile hike starting at 1 pm and Barbara is doing the 7 mile hike starting at 10 am, yes i realize the 2 starting times and 2 options are complementary but also difficult for me to figure out who is doing what,
this way any of us know whether to waite, or go on alone, etc...??.
Next time there is 2 starting times or options there will be 2 separate event write ups so we can see whom is doing what just for the clarity of things for everyone.. Ok I wish you all a good and safe drive.. See you on this or another event.
Hike Millers Pond State Park. Durham, CT
Date: Saturday, April 12 - Rain date: Sunday, April 13.
Two options-- indicate which hike is for you.
1) EASY Hike around the pond; (approx. 3 miles) – begins @ 1PM
2) Take more challenging hike 7.75 miles (see below) – begins @ 10AM
Everyone meet at pond entrance (close to parking lot)
7.75 Mile HIKE SUMMARY @ 10AM
Here’s a hiking map: http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/stateparks/maps/millerspondtrailmap.pdf
[ 0.00] Start on red trail right side of parking lot
[ 0.50] Straight on red when red/white goes left
[ 0.80] Straight on red when red/white goes left; left on unmarked briefly
[ 0.90] Red picks back up to the right
[ 4.60] Right on the blue Messabasset Trail when red goes straight
[ 5.20] Cross over woods road
[ 5.70] Bear Rock overlook uphill just after bypass trail on the left; retrace
[ 6.20] Cross over woods road
[ 6.80] Right on red when blue goes straight
for 7.75 mile hike keep straight on blue to right on blue/white to white
[ 8.60] Left on red/white when red goes straight
[ 9.40] Right on blue/white at Millers Pond
[ 9.80] Keep straight on white when blue leaves to the right
[10.00] Back at parking lot
From Hartford Area take 91 south, to Route 9 south, through Middletown (beware of traffic rush hour), From Route 9: Take Exit 11. Follow 155 West (for .75 miles). Turn left onto Millbrook Road (travel for 2.59 miles to fork). Bear left onto Foothills Road (1.16 miles total - you will pass haddam quarter intersection, then another 500 ft. Parking area is on the right.
-MAP LINK and general GPS address:
For directions more specific for your starting location Use the Map in the link below since there are intersecting towns at this point.
As always EVERYTHING DEPENDS on the weather and Ground Conditions at the site. It is too soon to use any weather prediction at this time, Fridays prediction will be a better indicator of Saturdays weather.
This Event may be moved to SUNDAY if it is too cold or windy..etc..
AI will be wearing an orange hunting hat in the Millers Pond parking area at 1 PM and will do the hike around the pond instead of the longer option this time which starts at 10 am.
--Expected Weather: http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi?Submit=Go&sta=KMMK&state=CT