Breakheart Pond Loop

Posted By on March 23, 2014

Breakheart Pond Loop

5.62 miles, 2.1 mph

it was a kind of cold day, and only the 2nd time i’ve been in arcadia since the accident. that aside it was great to be back. i wanted to walk the trail on the west bank of breakheart brook, but i needed more mileage, so i included a circumnavigation of breakheart pond. i was pretty sore by the time i got back. that’s what a week off will do, i guess.

stubborn beeches

stubborn beeches

i was reading david haskell’s blog about spring coming to tennessee, and i got kind of jealous. i mean, i was pretty sure i wouldn’t see anything besides skunk cabbage in bloom, but i was kind of hoping to hear the sound of wood frogs coming alive. nope. even the beech trees are still stubbornly hanging on to their old leaves.

old firetower

old firetower

the rhode island ruins page on facebook has made me more aware of old structures in the woods, so i thought i’d stop by and grab a shot of this old firetower that’s off the john b. hudson trail before it rots away into nothingness.

old well on hicks trail

old well on hicks trail

speaking of ruins, there was a beautiful old cellar hole and well on hicks trail which runs down the western shore of breakheart pond. the well is a work of art, all stone lined. still water in the bottom, too.

i have added this hike to the hikefinder.

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