|Date||Distance||Time||Elevation Gain||Average Moving Time||Year to Date Miles|
|4/14/2019||5.2 mile||2 hours 35 minutes||498'||93.9|
Map: NYNJTC Southern Harriman
Parking: Sebago Lake, Seven Lakes Drive
Directions: Cross street from parking area. Follow blue/white blazed Seven Hills trail to the yellow blazed Buck trail. Turn left onto Buck Trail trail. Where the yellow blazed trail splits like a Y (both ways are yellow), stay on the left spur. At the end, turn right onto the dirt/gravel Pine Meadow Road. Where Pine Meadow Road splits at West Road, turn right onto the yellow blazed Buck trail (the other spur of the Y. This will bring you back to where the yellow trail originally split. Turn left and stay on yellow trail. Turn right on the blue/white blazed Seven Hills trail and return to the parking area.
We liked yesterday's hike, so decided we should try other trails in the area. I decided to bring both dogs, which I knew would be a challenge. Walking two dogs across the street and up the trail a ways on leash was challenging. Krummholz wants to pull, pull, pull. I had him in a front clip harness, but its too big for him, and not as effective as a head halter. Trek gets stressed because the puppy wasn't walking nicely. Once we got away from the road I let them off leash. Krummholz was very energetic today. Having Trek with him makes him want to run more, even when Trek stays close to us. Today's hike had no views. We saw 3 people/groups ahead of us during the hike. Each time I stopped & waited until they were out of sight & further away, so that I could keep hiking with Krummholz just dragging his long line. On one of those stops, I saw a coyote trotting through the woods. Krummholz didn't see it. I stepped on his leash, and we waited a few minutes for the coyote to get some distance away from us. Part of this hike was on a gravel road. The road was is used as a ski trail in the winter. Its not a road that cars go on. Maybe a park truck once in a blue moon. This made for a great place to practice recalls where I could run away from Krummholz. Running on rocky trails with a backpack bouncing around is not so easy.
|Where the yellow trail splits in a Y (we went left)|
|The left yellow spur ends at this dirt/gravel road. We turned right.|
|The gravel road splits. We stayed to the right.|
|Immediately after the split - the other spur of the yellow trail heads into the woods|