A Short Hike
Monday, October 26, 2020
Today's Monadnock Greenway hike took us through Washington. We are hiking from King Road to the center of Washington via the Greenway trail. It was a 3-mile easy hike.
It is a cool 40ﾟ morning with bright sunshine and lots of leaves down on our trail. There's a sign about land donated to the New England Forestry Foundation it is having a timber sale and there are blue lines across some beautiful trees. Find New England forestry association foundation it is having a timber sale and there are blue lines across some beautiful trees Apparently they are after pine trees for pine lumber.
The wind seemed quiet and we have the trail to ourselves.
The trail they probably use the ribbons to show where the trail should go and but if they change their mind they could move the ribbon but not the blaze. We see some tall mature Spruce and short Spruce.
The forest changes with some oak and then some pine. The Northside of Oak Hill was covered in little Spruce trees. It looked like a very large Christmas tree lot.
After passing by the stonewall the trail we descended into the valley we know has Washington town.
First, we hear some road noise. Then we see the white church steeple. We have hiked 2 miles and seen no one on the trail except for 2 women just as we were getting out of our car.
The General Washington Shelter is a nice lean-to!
The hike ended at Symons Road where we parked our car.
We also drove to the end of Half Moon Pond Road to plan our next section adventure.