Pachaug, Hodge Pond Loop South

| September 17, 2012

Pachaug, Hodge Pond Loop South

4.29 miles   ★★★★½ four days since my last hike, and i was craving it badly. this was a very nice walk, and i went slowly because i wanted it to last. perfect weather, less than perfect trail, but i found my first hen-of-the-woods mushroom, so WIN! i hiked this as part of a larger loop […]

Pachaug—Hodge Pond Loop

| June 15, 2012

Pachaug—Hodge Pond Loop

★★★★½  6.78 miles wow, first time out in june… where does the time go? this was unexpectedly nice. there were some very pretty parts, and some cool old cellar holes and a waterfall, among other things. but there were some stretches that were in typical multi-use trail shape, i.e., rocky, eroded, muddy, and lumpy. mostly […]

Pachaug, Hell Hollow, South

| February 27, 2012

Pachaug, Hell Hollow, South

★★★½  3.84 miles interesting loop down the pachaug trail to philips pond, then back up trail 1 road. 50:50, hikey:walkey, moderate climby in a few places. hiked with a friend and found a geocache (looked like a geocache-genius when, after fruitlessly wandering through the underbrush, just said, “heck, if i was hiding a cache, i’d […]

Pachaug, Hodge Pond Area

| January 14, 2012

Pachaug, Hodge Pond Area

★★ dh brought me through some of the trails he bikes, then i tried to find a geocache at an historical cemetery (couldn’t!). nice walk, but very climby and hikey in parts. included some considerable road-walking, which i’m also not crazy about.

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