Monday, May 6, 2013

Sunday Hike!

Yesterday was another beautiful day and I decided to go to a place, that I have never been and so glad I did. The hike was along varied paths and large pond all around the area. It is also the area where they filmed a lot of the movie, Moonrise Kingdom. They also filmed the movie on Jamestown Island and my SIL has a short part where Bruce Willis knocks on her door, looking for the missing kids. I am so jealous, lol.

Some photos are taken with my canon and some with my sony, pocket camera.

We weren't sure were to park, so we drove along a dirt road until we saw a sign for a trail. We happened to find the trail that led to Hidden Lake, so we decided to check it out.

There is a path that goes around the pond, but we just went to the other side since we had the main trail to do, which was on the other side of the road. Gorgeous place to just sit and relax, there are picnic tables here, as well.

We left here and headed down the main trail that goes around Yawgoog pond, this area belongs to the boy scouts so you can't hike a lot of the areas in the summer.

A lot of the trails were a bit wet, so they had ties to walk across.

Other areas went through marshy trees where you walked across tree roots and no sign of a path, good thing they marked the trails well, we would never know which direction to go in.

But well worth the effort to get to the areas with views of the pond.

We took a wrong path and ended up heading in the wrong direction, but we also found the rhododendron trail. It is about a half mile long and like walking through a tunnel, would love to come back when they are in bloom.

So, we turned around and went back to where we took the wrong turn and got back on track. I was getting hot and tired so we quickened our pace and finally got to the boys camp. This was a perfect spot to sit and relax and have a snack.

It was an easy walk on this side so it gave me a break, then we hit the main trail again and lots of cliff areas, so we had to climb up a few rocks. Great places to stop and enjoy the views. There wasn't enough room for me to get a shot of the surrounding area, lol.

And another advantage of being so high is that you see things that are hidden in the tree tops, what a great way to end our hike.


Rugs and Pugs said...

That is one ugly bird! Is it a turkey vulture? You have the coolest places to hike.
Hugs :)

Dorothy said...

What a place to discover. This will keep you fit, finding all these new trails.

Julie Fukuda said...

Thanks for taking us along. Fun hike!

cucki said...

So beautiful x

moosecraft said...

Beautiful scenery! Great place to hike! That vulture is very smart to wait at the END of the trail (for folks that are too tired to runaway)... lol! ;-)

paulette said...

Wow!! Thanks for the hike...beautiful trails and good company! Loved it!

Fiona said...

Great to hike along with you.... lovely shots... I especially like the one with the pond and the tree roots growing on the rocks.... nature is amazing how it adapts

Firecracker Kid said...

Ack! Is that a buzzard? Ha ha!
Wow, beautiful and breathtaking. Thanks for sharing :)


The Joy of Needlework said...

What a wonderful hike you took and the photo of the ole bird is great. We have lots of those critters here in Ca. I miss going on adventures with my DH. sigh. Hugs, LenZie

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Beautiful views along the trail.....but not that ugly bird....what is it????