|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Beseck Mountain, CT|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, May 26, 2015|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||parking area on Route 66 has some broken glass in it. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Only water was a small pool near Guida's restaurant, a perfect mosquito breeding pool |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||None seen today |
||A bit more than I had hoped for, especially since I left the DEET in the car. |
|Lost and Found:
||After Moosilauke in NH yesterday, (see my report in the NH section.) I was looking for some place new that I had not been to before and was pretty easy. I got the new but after Monday the Mattabassett was more than I wanted. I would have been better with poles. (Mattabassett, pronounced like kicked my a$$ a bit)|
I made it past two or three of the great views overlooking Black Pond (about 1.75 miles from the car) and came to second 50+ foot Pointless up and down (okay there may not have been a level ridge walk but that's all I wanted) since the first set of powerlines, I decided I had had enough and still had 75 feet of up to get over on my way down......
On way out of the Middlefield, Middletown area I came across the Highlawn Forest Trail system. Looks like a recent addition to the Blue trail network and the CFPA lands. Quite flat, the CFPA is using as a classroom environment for kids and schools. I did two short loops and for a shady place to go, it was nice. I understand the longer loops do leave the forest for more open areas. (fields and such) Had I know about before I headed to the Mattabassett, I probably would have done one of the longer mellow loops.
||Mike P. |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.