Peoples State Forest and New Hartford Diner, CT

14 11 2019

img_8703We did it! The last of 14 hikes for the DEEP’s Sky’s the Limit challenge! Cold but sunny day!

People’s State Forest, Riverton, CT

New Hartford Diner, New Hartford, CT





Macedonia Brook SP and The Villager, Kent CT

8 11 2019

Cherry and I went out in a gray day to hike the hardest and the penultimate of the DEEP 2019 Sky’s the Limit Challenge sites. It was challenging on the way up, and daunting on the way down, as a slow drizzle moistened all the leaves and rocks.

We totally earned our yummy lunch at The Villager in Kent. Corn Chicken chowder, a Rueben and a chicken Philly steak with fries… yum!
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Mohawk Mountain SF, Cornwall, CT

15 10 2019

DEEP Sky’s the Limit hike — only two more for 2019!!

Beautiful day, nice foliage.

Lunch at the Goshenette; we forgot we ate there once before… we can try somewhere else next time.

Coming down to the finish line





Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown CT

1 10 2019

DEEP Sky’s the Limit site:

Lunch at Parke’s Place, Ledyard
Freshly boned cod,corned beef sliced onsite
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Mt Tom SP and Patty’s Restaurant (Litchfield CT)

15 08 2019

This is our tenths site of the Sky’s the Limit Challenge — we now qualify for a medallion… still hoping to finish all 14.

Today was overcast — rain came after we finished our hike to the top of the tower in Mt Tom State Park

Great lunch at Patty’s Restaurant





Horseguard State Park (Avon) & Stanley-Whitman House (Farmington) CT

5 06 2019

DEEP Sky’s the Limit site: Horseguard State Park in Avon

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View from the scenic overlook at top

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The Cliimb

Wildflowers were abundant; hemlocks were in good shape

CT Historic Gardens: Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington

 

Lunch: Claudia’s, Farmington





Wadsworth State Park (DEEP Challenge)

1 06 2019

 

Gorgeous day to take in our next DEEP Sky’s the Limit Challenge site, close to home and very familiar.

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The Little Falls were flowing nicely

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the Big Falls even more!

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Gray tree frog found dead along the road; beautiful coloration on its underside

Excellent Lunch at Lyman’s Orchard Apple Barrel; long gone before we thought to take any photos! Beautiful to eat out at the picnic tables.