Estimated distance: 4.5 miles
Weather: 48°F, light rain
Resources: Northwest Park, Trail Map
Highlights of the trip: hiking with a nice group
Progress toward 2017 Outdoor Goals: 14/52 hikes; 44.72/250 miles hiked
|Northwest Park Trail Map|
One of my Outdoor Goals for this year was to participate in a group hike. I had hoped to join the folks of the Simsbury Land Trust last month for their hike at Ethel Walker Woods, but high winds prevented us from hiking that day. Today's hike at Northwest Park was looking a little questionable because of rain, but I drove over and the group was waiting in the parking lot.
It rained on and off during our hike, but it was a light rain. The hike took us along Rainbow Reservoir, first on the yellow Wetland Forest Trail and then on the pink Rainbow Reservoir Trail. We headed back along the green Woody Succession Trail, and the orange Softwood Forest Trail, before connecting again with the other side of the Wetland Forest Trail.
|Tree in bud near Rainbow Reservoir.|
|Along the Woody Succession Trail|
|Softwood Forest Trail|
|Bog along Wetland Forest Trail|