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Hike Millers Pond in Durham: 1 pm for the 3 mile -or- 10 am for the 7 mile hike

  • Apr 12, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Hi Everyone,

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.

al-r

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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

Directions:

 

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.

 http://www.bing.com/maps/?FORM=MLOMAP&PUBL=GOOGLE&CREA=userid1743gobroadfphumem2khvlw7ml8dkb3h3kcgsoxz1369#JnE9LjMxMSUyYmZvb3RoaWxscyUyYnJkJTI1MmMlMmJoaWdnYW51bSUyNTJjY3QlN2Vzc3QuMCU3ZXBnLjEmYmI9NDEuNDgzMzAxODgyOTAyOCU3ZS03Mi42MjczNjYyODUyNTczJTdlNDEuNDc4NTk3ODEzMDY3OSU3ZS03Mi42MzI5OTg5MjQxODg2

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

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  • Barbara

    We walked and walked and walked. It was a beautiful walk thank goodness because we sure did a lot of it!

    April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Al & Barb for organizing this.

    April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Al & Barb for organizing this.

    April 13, 2014

  • KAYAKING CT-MA-RI Sea & R.

    This was a nice an pleasant walk, Observed the cliffs, and special sunny resting spots by the water. Too bad this nice location is over used in the summer, but its fine pre-season..Thanks for joining me in on this event.

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Tina

    Ken and I met up with Al at 1:00 and had a wonderful walk around the pond. Thanks Al for offering a shorter hike. What a gorgeous day!

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Shari

    I was scheduled to go, but had to change this. I have a wicked cold and am not feeling well. I thought it would be better today, but it isn't by much. Sorry to miss. Look forward to next time. Should be a great weather day. Have a great time.

    April 12, 2014

    • Barbara

      Hope you feel better Shari.

      April 12, 2014

    • Shari

      Thanks Barbara. It is so beautiful out too, kills me to miss this today.

      April 12, 2014

  • Tina

    We'll meet up at 1:00.

    April 12, 2014

  • Durelle

    Have a great time everyone. No slip and falls allowed. That only happens to me. :-)

    April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be joining the 1:00 group. Will there be a traditional Pot-Luck after gathering, thus we should bring food and drink? It'll be nice to see old friends again, and meet new friends (and dogs), too!

    - Rob P.

    April 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can i bring my dog if he is leashed?

    April 11, 2014

  • Kate

    I won't be able to make this, alas. Still have car trouble. I really hope to join you guys soon!
    Have fun!

    April 11, 2014

  • KAYAKING CT-MA-RI Sea & R.

    Hi Everyone,
    Saturday is looking like a very nice day.
    I wished more would be interested in this walk although more on the way before actual kayaking.
    I will arrive apx 12:46 and waite around untill 1 pm. At this time the shorter hike is in line with gentle conditioning for the new season and still a good walk for any that are interested. The pond is nice and a few spots are there for time to stop and enjoy the features there. See those interested at the site.
    al-r

    April 11, 2014

  • PLUMBER S.

    Will try for after party

    April 9, 2014

  • Lenore

    Count me in for the 1 PM stroll around the pond.

    1 · April 7, 2014

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