Saturday, October 29, 2016


I finished the last of my hikes to complete the Shelton Trails Marathon Challenge on Saturday; Birchbank Mountain, and the Missing Link portion of the Recreation Path.  If you go to the Trails Marathon page you can see the other people who completed the hikes, along with all the other information on the various parks and trails.

Completed 13 Hikes for 26.2 Miles.  It sounds like a lot, but a few trails here and a few hikes there, and it gets covered.

 It was beautiful Fall weather in the woods.  The sun was shining through the Beech leaves.

There wasn't a ton of water in Upper White Hills Brook, but it was nice out none the less.

The view of the Housatonic River from the Paugussett Overlook was splendid.

After finishing Birchbank Mountain I headed over to the RecPath and walked the Missing Link from Constitution Blvd N. down toward the schools.  It was a peaceful stroll along Curtis Brook.

There was even a Fall baseball game going on at the High School.  Wonder who thought they were the Cubs and who were the Indians.

The RecPath was much busier than Birchbank Mountain.  Folks were walking dogs, running, strolling, or just out for a nice afternoon with the family.

Everybody was enjoying the October sun, even this little garter snake near Pine Lake.  Enjoy the Fall weather.

The Shelton Trails Marathon has been a great way to explore new trails and open spaces around town. There's still plenty of time to get your walks in.  Just download the form on the Marathon page, check off which hikes you did, and earn a one-of-a-kind medal suitable for jackets, packs, or whatever you want to put it on.  You can also join us for the guided hike on the Turkey Trot Trail on Thanksgiving Weekend - see the Events page for more info.

Now, I wonder how many other people on the Conservation Commission, Trails Committee, or the other City boards are close to finishing the Marathon?

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