The Sky’s The Limit Challenge, Hike 3—Miller’s Pond State Park

Posted By on May 9, 2016

The Sky's The Limit Challenge, Hike 3—Miller's Pond State Park

6-1/2 miles; Haddam, CT

Time for another installment of the Sky’s the Limit Challenge Hikes.This time we went to Miller’s Pond State Park in Haddam, CT. We were looking for a particular spot on the shore of the pond for our in-park selfies.

Old Cellar Hole or Home Site

Old Cellar Hole or Home Site

This magnificent structure greeted us just moments into the hike. It must have been quite a homestead, once, and not all that long ago either, because the stones were mortared. Wonder what it was?

Nifty Blazing

Nifty Blazing

I just loved this nifty blazing scheme. Red-White-Red, on a cairn.

White Wood Anemones

White Wood Anemones

I can barely say “anemones,” and to be honest, it took me several tries to type it. Nonetheless, I love the spring ephemerals.

Magnificent Reishi Fungus

Magnificent Reishi Fungus

Speaking of magnificent, these were the most beautiful Reishi fungus I’ve ever seen. Reishi, or Hemlock Varnish Shelf, have medicinal properties when used as a tea. Google it. You’ll be overwhelmed with the claims.

Interesting Sign

Interesting Sign

This was quite near the “selfie spot.” It hardly needed a warning; I peeked over the edge and it’s quite a daunting drop.

You can find information about Miller’s Pond State Park at the CT DEEP website.

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