October 3, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Event Rating: Difficult Level III- members most have completed 1or more level II hikes.
Time Duration 2.5 t0 3 hours
Blaze Orange: NOT REQUIRED
Long Pond is a great hike. 5.5 miles. I want to do the book hike w/ the road work. It is a great work out w/ a long steep hill before returning back to the trail. .Please allow 2.5 to 3 hours. The book states 3 to 4 hours but I have never come close to that. It is considered a strenuous hike at least the first and last mile as stated in Ken Weber 's " Walks and Rambles ". This a great little hike with a lot to offer. With some nice outcroppings , mountain laurel and from what is said the tallest rhododendrons in the state . Sorry they are not in bloom at this time .What I find particularly interesting are the piles of rocks or cairns that are scattered about in one section. Alien landing zone ? ancient burial ground or just a pile of rocks. Please keep in mind this a good work out . Good boots are must as well, water and food . If you are not use to a moderate pace hike please do not sign up for this hike. We will carpool from the Park And Ride . Volunteers needed. It is about a 10 minute ride to the trail head . Parking is extremely limited!! You must be comfortable descending steep rocky areas and climbing come steep inclines.
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