Sunday, May 8, 2016

Loggers Loop Trail and Big Rock Trail, Frick Pond area, Catskills

Date Distance Time Elevation Gain Average Moving Time Year to Date Miles
5/8/2016 6.5 miles 2 hours 41 minutes 1,015' 2.6 mph 160.5

Trail Map
Parking: Beech Mountain Road
Catskill All Trails Challenge: Map 144

Take red blazed Quick Lake Trail from parking lot.
Turn right onto yellow blazed Loggers Loop Trail.
At Times Square junction, stay straight on Loggers Loop Trail.
Turn left onto red blazed Quick Lake Trail at Iron Wheel Junction.
Turn left onto yellow blazed Big Rock Trail.
At Times Square junction, stay straight on Big Rock Trail.
Turn right onto Flynn Trail and return to parking area.

I have been diagnosed with hip bursitis, and have taken a lot of time off of hiking, waiting for it to heal. It hasn't gone away yet, but I got tired of resting it, so found an easier hike to get me outside today. We hiked in this area when we did trail maintenance, and knew that the trails are easy. We decided to do the Loggers Loop trail, and if my hip wasn't bothering me too much, then add on the Big Rock Trail. We brought along Moxie, knowing that the footing would be easy enough for her. She was so happy! She smiles when she hikes.

Lots of mud & wet trails today.

Turning onto the Loggers Loop Trail

Times Square Intersection. 

Lots of spring flowers on the trail

A rusted tricycle on a rock - Moxie parked her head off at it. 

Ironwheel junction

Sharp turn onto Big Rock Trail

Fancy boardwalk

Chilly today, but stopped for a quick swim

Glen tried to do a little trail maintenance - removing large sticks from the trail. Moxie kept bringing them back!

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