In his own way, Carey Kish won the “Where in the Woods Am I?” game for Partridge Pond in Amherst in November 2013 given these verbal clues and the following gallery of photos:
When it comes to hiking, my selection process is a bit of a mystery, even to my self. Sometimes I feel like climbing a mountain; sometimes I want to walk by the ocean; and sometimes I just want a quiet walk through old growth forest. Most of the time, I bring my dog, but on occasion, I leave him behind, preferring to watch wildlife (not scare it away). My idea of the “ideal hike” varies from week to week. It may have to do with how I feel physically or mentally that week, or what trail I hiked the week before, or what the weather is doing. Again, it’s a mystery.
Searching through guide books, the internet and reader suggestions — I look for a trail that will give me that “ideal hike.” Sometimes It’s a bit of a struggle. But so far, I’ve been successful.
This past week, for whatever reason, I wanted to visit a remote pond — or at least a quiet body of water. And I found just that. See if you recognize the trails that Oreo, Derek and I explored by viewing the photo gallery below. Leave your best guesses in the comment section below. Winner gets an internet high five and a mention in the updated post. And as always, stay tuned for tomorrow’s “1-minute hike” video and summary of the trails.