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Peg Mill Shelter (Lean-to)
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Dry Reservoir Shelter (Lean-to)
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Legend Wood Shelter (Lean-to)
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Forward Progress.
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Hike Time Estimator
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Lyme Prevention, Do it!
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Seek the peak 2016
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website update
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Nature Conservancy’s Fire Trail
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Dawley Pond Shelter

Peg Mill Shelter (Lean-to)

Of those in Pachaug, this shelter is nice in the rain! Equipped with a tin roof and plenty of head room, this is a nice shelter. I didn’t get many pictures but there is a nice fire ring and tools like a bow saw and a grill that can go over the fire. Located on the Narragansett Trail between Green Falls and the Rhode Island border.
There is a nearby running stream that can provide water nearly, if not all year round. Remember to filter or boil your water even though it is moving.

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Dry Reservoir Shelter (Lean-to)

Not far from the Nehantic Trail and the Pachaug Trail split, lies the Dry Reservoir shelter. The Dry Reservoir shelter is short in comparison to the other shelters in the area, with no actual standing room. The shelter is wide enough to accommodate several people, more if you don’t mind getting cozy.
Well equipped with a saw and fire grate, the shelter has an ample fire pit and plenty of seating.
There is a running stream nearby that may dry up during the summer. Remember to boil and or filter your water.
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Legend Wood Shelter (Lean-to)

My father and I went out to Wyassup Lake specifically to walk the Narraganset Trail to find the Legend Wood Shelter. This shelter is clean and in good repair. The fire ring will accommodate  a small fire comfortably. The fall provides excellent views and the nearby ledge is a great place to sit and have lunch. Nestled off of the trail a bit, it is peaceful while not being too far from the road (about 3/4 miles as the crow flies).
There is a pond nearby that should provide water year round. Remember to boil and or filter your water.
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Forward Progress.

In an effort to catalogue the opportunities that Connecticut presents to commune with nature I am hoping to create a record of the backing shelters and campsites that are provided by CT DEEP (as well as every trail in the state).
My father and I went out last Friday to find the Legend wood shelter for a much needed break from a trying afternoon (for me).
We grabbed sandwiches from a Delia’s, a local grinder shop, I brought my stove and headed off to Pachaug to record the last of the shelters in that area and have sandwiches and tea.

  • Legend Wood Shelter on approach
  • Steven Hedler Plaque
  • Legend Wood Fire Pit
  • Legend Wood Shelter
  • Dad and I for tea at the Legend Wood Shelter
  • Dad at the Legend Wood shelter
  • Prank outlet at the Legend Wood Shelter
  • Dad sleeping on the edge
  • Dad sitting on the edge
  • Dad at the bottom of the ridge
  • Wyassup lake view from the nearby ridge

Lyme Prevention, Do it!

The season has started. We are out and about and moving in the places where nature brings us. With the closer we get to nature we get, we need to consider the smaller hassles that can cause real problems.
Ticks are one such problem. I work in places that keep me along roadsides and such. it is April 08th, 2017 as I am writing this and I have already pulled 8 ticks off of me while working.
What to do, what to do??!!?! I love being outside and refuse to stop. Preventive measures and mitigation start with knowledge.
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Seek the peak 2016

I am sad to say that I never posted the pictures from Seek the peak 2016 but I will make that all better today (04/08/2017)

 

  • Cora Hermit lake
  • Hamburgers Basecamp
  • Leigh Dinner
  • Leigh Hermit Lake
  • Cora on the steps
  • Dad and I hermit lake
  • Momma Moose
  • We made the top Cora Pop
  • Cora Almost there
  • Three at top
  • Cora Won something
  • up tuckermans from heremit lake
  • Cascade Falls
  • momma and baby moose
  • Fire Camp
  • Leigh Lounge Camp
  • Dad Dinner
  • Basecamp
  • View down Tuckermans
  • Cora Dinner
  • Base camp
  • Leigh and Cora Trail up
  • Rack Cooking Fire
  • Leigh Almost there
  • All of us getting ready to head up the mountain
  • Cora Lounge Camp
  • Dad Almost there

Dawley Pond Shelter

ArtDawley¬† Arthur Dawley, Leighs grandfather and Billy’s great-grandfather, was a man of the earth, an old potato farmer from Connecticut and a wonderful man. I mention him because the shelter I chose to take Leigh to for her first overnight¬† in a backpacking shelter (lean-to) was named Dawley Pond Shelter. The name is, to the best of my knowledge, a coincidence and not related but I still thought it would be nice to celebrate his memory at the same time.

 

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