Distance: 5.5 miles
Time: 4 hours 3 minutes
Map: AMC White Mountains Trail Map Set
Parking: Dirt parking lot off Tripoli Rd
Pre hike breakfast: Local Grocer - they don't open until 9am
Post hike dinner: Shalimar
Directions: AMC White Mountain Guide
This is a loop hike. We walked around the larger of the two ponds. A great place for dog swimming - with an incredible view of mountains rising above the pond. There were many bugs, and all of us got bitten up, including the dogs - who had bug bites wherever they had no fur.
The trail was flooded by the smaller pond - we had to bushwhack to the left of the flooded trail a short ways to get past the flooded area. We never did get to the shore of the smaller pond.
This hike is easy/moderate.
It has some tricky stream crossings which might be difficult if the water was high.
This hike had a lot of dogs on it.
|I found 2 booties in our van - which I put on Trek - unfortunately they didn't stay on long.|
|The terrain on this hike wasn't difficult. Many parts of the trail were just dirt trails.|
Dogs were onleash a lot - due to the other dogs we met, plus to limit their running around - because they had sore feet at this point
|The larger of the two lakes. There is a sandy beach area as well - but we hiked off to the side.|
|This purple flowered bush we found next to the pond was attracting a lot of butterflies.|
|We saw frogs and large tadpoles in the pond|
|Plant or frog eggs?|
|We never saw a moose on our trip. But, guessing this is moose poop. Next best thing. Not.|
|Back at the parking lot.|
Year to date miles: 175.1