With cold temperatures, an early freeze up, and a bunch of paddling friends that have started to do more hiking than paddling, I’m spending more time on my feet than in my boat. Since early December, I’ve had my boat out once and gone on gone four hikes. If I go back to November the numbers are a little better - out in the boat three times and hiked six. Not that hiking is bad – it’s actually a lot of fun, but I’ve always prided myself on being a year-around paddler, and I am hoping for a warm snap in southern New England soon so I can get back to paddling.
Anyway, here are a few pictures (and one video) from yesterday’s hike at Purgatory Chasm State Reservation in Sutton, MA.
With the recent heavy rain and snowmelt, we found some pretty waterfalls while bushwacking through the woods. Unfortunately, its back to being cold – temp’s peaked at 25 yesterday, and everything is freezing up again.