Sunday, June 22, 2014

CT Appalachian Trail - Section 2 - Route 41 to Billy's View

June 22, 2014

Miles: 6.7
Time:  3 hours 12 minutes

Year to date miles:  196.8

Parking: Hiker parking lot on Route 41. Room for around 8? cars

Rest rooms: Pit toilet at parking area.

Hike directions:
From parking area, turn right onto Route 41 briefly, then cross street and enter woods.
The hike enters a pretty pine forest and then crosses a meadow.
At the road, turn left on Pine Cobble Road.
Turn left again onto Route 44 (busier).
Continue a ways and then cross road at the AT sign and enter a meadow.
Follow the meadow and start the steep climb up the shoulder of Wetauwanchu Mountain.
Continue with much less elevation gain/loss, passing Garnett Brook until you reach Billy's View.

Map: Connecticut Walk Book West

Hike description:
Nice hike with one steep climb. Otherwise, very moderate. Billy's View is nice, but somewhat obstructed. Still, a pleasant hike. We saw a few thru hikers on our hike today.

Instructions for the road walk

Leaving the road again to start the hike up the mountain

Usually the dogs avoid ladders, but this one wasn't very bad.

Billy's View

The four of us have completed hiking the CT section of the AT!

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