Sunday, December 12, 2010

Mount Holyoke Range Park Hiking

Last night there was a “winter weather advisory” on the news, so I knew we were going to be in for an interesting hike today. But when I woke up this morning there was hardly any “winter” to speak of, as is often the case in New England.  We headed out with waterproof everything because we knew we’d be getting rained on the whole time.  It was rather warm at 38 degrees with a constant drizzle all the way up the mountain.   We reached the summit and started to head back down and this is when the fog and full blown rain began.  It was still an enjoyable hike though.  We took the Metacomet-Monadnock trail to the Horse Caves Trail then took the Robert Frost Trail back to the parking lot.  The loop was 3.5 miles.

Click http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/central/hksp.htm for more info on the park.

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