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2018 Hiking Trip Logs

These are trail logs for my hikes in 2018. Here's the main trail log page.

Legend

Text in italics is trail names.
Text in bold italics is trail names for trails which are part of the Appalachian Trail.
Underlined text is mountain peak names.
Bold underlined text is mountain peak names for mountains which are on the Northeast 111 list.
Underlined blue text is mountain peak names for mountains which are on the New England Fifty Finest list.
Underlined green text is mountain peak names for mountains which are on the Catskill 35 list.
A bold U means a turnaround point.


Trips


Gay City State Park - Connecticut - 7 January 2018

Sunday 7 January 2018
winter parking lot - Red Trail - Yellow Trail - Blue Trail - Red Trail - winter parking lot

a winter hike with Maure

There's no trip report for this one, but some pictures are included in my Facebook gallery for the hike.


Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, Massachusetts - 14 January 2018

Saturday 14 January 2018
Cross St. trailhead - Metacomet-Monadnock Trail - Hermit Cave Spur Trail - hermit cave U - Hermit Cave Spur Trail - Metacomet-Monadnock Trail - Miller's River lookout U - Metacomet-Monadnock Trail - trail confusion - Cross St. trailhead

Sunday Maure and I hiked to Hermit's Cave in Erving, Mass., mostly along the MM Trail. We didn't realize until almost at the end that the brook we'd been following is called Briggs Brook.

For a longer trip report see Views from the Top.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Panther Traverse and Inspiration Point - Catskills, New York - 27-28 January 2018

Saturday 27 January 2018

Rte. 47 trailhead - Woodland Valley Trail - Giant Ledge - Panther Mountain Trail - Giant Ledge - Giant Ledge - Panther Mountain Trail - Panther Mountain U - Giant Ledge - Panther Mountain Trail - Fox Hollow trailhead

Sunday 28 January 2018
southern end of Escarpment Trail - Escarpment Trail - side trail to Kaaterskill Falls - Kaaterskill Falls U - side trail to Kaaterskill Falls - Escarpment Trail - Layman's Monument - Escarpment Trail - Inspiration Point - Escarpment Trail - Boulder Rock - Escarpment Trail - Kaaterskill Mountain House site - Yellow Trail - Escarpment Trail - southern end of Escarpment Trail

This weekend was the annual GMC Conn. Section Catskill trip. On Saturday we climbed Panther. I did it as a traverse. On Sunday we hiked the southern end of the Escarpment Trail to Inspiration Point, with a side trip to Upper Kaaterskill Falls. I continued from there to explore some places around there I hadn't been to before.

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

I also have picture galleries for the Panther Traverse (Sat.), and the Inspiration Point area hike (Sun.).


Glastonbury, Connecticut - 11 February 2018

Sunday 11 February 2018
Birch Mountain Road - Gay City Connector - Blue/White Trail - Old Road - Coop Sawmill Road - Blue/Red Trail - Shenipsit Trail - Blue/White Trail - Gay City Connector - Birch Mountain Road

a rainy day hike with Maure

There's no trip report for this one, but some pictures are included in my Facebook gallery for the hike.


Mohawk Trail State Forest - Massachusetts - 24 February 2018

Saturday 24 February 2018
MTSF parking area road - Cold River Road - Mahican Mohawk Trail - some other trail past the campground - Cold River Road - MTSF parking area road

a hike with Maure near Turner's Falls

There's no trip report for this one, but some pictures are included in my Facebook gallery for the hike.


Pisgah State Park - New Hampshire - 25 February 2018

Sunday 25 February 2018
Kilburn Road trailhead - Kilburn Road - Pisgah Ridge Connector - Pisgah Ridge Trail - Reservoir Road - Davis Hill Trail - Kilburn Road trailhead

I had a rainy hike on snow, which was much nicer than that makes it sound.

For a longer trip report see Views from the Top.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Monument Creek / Grante Falls - Grand Canyon - Arizona - 14-16 April 2018

Friday 14 April 2018
Hermit's Rest - Hermit Trail - Santa Monica Spring - Hermit Trail - Tonto Trail - Monument Creek Campsite

Saturday 15 April 2018
Monument Creek Campsite - Tonto Trail - Granite Rapids Trail - Granite Rapids U - Granite Rapids Trail - Tonto Trail - Monument Creek Campsite

Sunday 16 April 2018
Monument Creek Campsite - Tonto Trail - Hermit Trail - Santa Monica Spring - Hermit Trail - Hermit's Rest

a three day backpack in the Grand Canyon with other members of the Conn. Section of the GMC

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Yosemite Falls / Yosemite Point - Yosemite National Park, California - 21 April 2018

Saturday 21 April 2018
shuttle station #6 - trail paralleling road - Yosemite Falls Trailhead - Yosemite Falls Trail - Yosemite Falls Spur - Yosemite Falls U - Yosemite Falls Spur - Yosemite Falls Trail - Yosemite Point U - Yosemite Falls Trail - Yosemite Falls Trailhead

While visiting my sister in California we spent some time in Yosemite, and I climbed Yosemite Point while I was there.

For a longer trip report see The ADKHP fora.

You can see more pictures from this trip here.


Redwood Regional Park - Oakland, California - 21 April 2018

Monday 23 April 2018
Skyline Gate - Stream Trail - West Ridge Trail - Skyline Gate

While visiting my sister in California I also hiked in a local park.

There's no trip report for this one, but

you can see more pictures from this trip here.


Haley Farm SP, Bluff Point SP, and Buckingham Reservoir - Connecticut - 26 May 2018

Saturday 26 May 2018
First hike: Bluff Point parking area - Groton X-Town Trail - Haley Farm - trail along the water - some other Haley Farm SP trails - Groton X-Town Trail - trail along Mumford Cove - Winthrop House ruins - trail to Bluff Point - Bluff Point - trail back to parking area - Bluff Point parking area
Second hike: Coop Road Trailhead - Coop Road - Some Other Trails - Trail along west side of Buckingham Reservoir - Trail along east side of Buckingham Reservoir - Some Other Trails - Coop Road - Coop Road Trailhead

On this day I went on two waterside hikes, first down in Groton with the the Conn. Section of the GMC, and then in Glastonbury with Maure.

There's no trip report for this one, but some pictures are included in my Facebook gallery for the hikes.


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