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Long Pond - Ell Pond ( ken Weber # 10 )

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Event Rating: Difficult

Distance: 5.5 MILES

Time Duration 2.5 t0 3 hours

Blaze Orange: NOT REQUIRED

  • Hi Everyone , . Long Pond is a great hike .  With anywhere between 4 and 5.5 miles  depending on if we decide to walk on the the road for the complete hike  .Please allow 2 1/2 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.Lol. 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. Please wear blaze orange for safety . We will carpool from the Park And Ride . Volunteers needed.  It is about a 10 minute  ride to the trail head .

    See you Saturday ,


  • Liability Waiver

    As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

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  • Nancy G

    Another great hike in the land of the lost. Just wish it was longer! Nice timing with the mountain laurel Tony.

    June 23, 2013

  • Jerilyn S S.

    Thanks Tony for a wonderful hike w great people!

    June 22, 2013

  • Christine H. D.

    Was a little nervous about this one and almost backed out ....I am so glad I didn't....beautiful day and a great hike. Thank you Tony for a great hike and pace

    June 22, 2013

  • Dorothy M.

    I had a good time. It was just a little harder than I remembered. Can't wait to do it again!!

    June 22, 2013

  • Kenny P.

    Best part is the reward at the end when we all get to chill out overlooking Long Pond. Doesn't get better than that. Thanks Tony.

    June 22, 2013

  • Gary L.

    Thanks Tony for a great hike today!!.. It's so enjoyable hiking with a great group of people:)

    June 22, 2013

  • Svetlan

    Didn't look the dates and ended up on the waiting list.

    June 21, 2013

  • Sioux M.

    Do you have more specific directions or something that we can plug into a gps...? I tried to get a map, but it came up with an error msg.
    Thanks! :)

    June 20, 2013

    • Kenny P.

      Ell Pond has a website.

      June 20, 2013

  • Christine H. D.

    Nice early morning hike

    June 20, 2013

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