After walking along the paved road next to Gale Pond, I turned left onto the Metacomet and immediately started climbing. There was a little up and down here, but eventually it leveled out. The trickiest part was that the trail had a lot of loose rocks and there were a lot of leaves covering the trail. It made for rather treacherous footing and made me regret not bringing my hiking poles.
Along this section of trail, I found an area where people had created rock sculptures. This also seemed to be a place where people created little memorials to loved ones, either people or pets. I saw two photographs wrapped in plastic bags tucked in among the rocks.
|Rock sculpture and memorial.|
|Steps leading to the Pinnacle along the Metacomet.|
The best of the fall colors have gone by, but it was still quite beautiful. The park was quite busy with other hikers, runners, and mountain bikers. Everyone out making the best of another gorgeous fall day.