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Hammock Hike


My view of the stream and Kimball Pond from my hammock. (c) 1inawesomewonder.

Last week I picked a day when it was rainy, windy, and only 45°F outside to take a little hike. I wanted to see how I would do with making myself a little tarp shelter over my hammock. So, I did a nice short hike along the western shores of Kimball Pond, and on the way back, I looked a for a spot to set up. I found a little feeder stream running into the pond off of the hills to the west of the pond. I followed the small stream for a short distance and picked a spot between some trees, right along side the stream. It only took me maybe 20-25 minutes to set up, even though I didn’t have a complete plan of what I wanted to do.


The tarp was enough to keep the hammock, my bag, coat, and boots dry and out of the rain. Nothing special, but it worked. (c) 1inawesomewonder.


I have to say, for a wet, cool day, I was pretty comfortable. If I were to stay there though, I would have needed a sleeping bag at a minimum, to stay warm. (c) 1inawesomewonder.

North Uncanoonuc Foliage

Back on the 1st of November, I tackled a short, but quite steep hike up North Uncanoonuc Mountain. The trail climbs quickly even if it’s really quite short. The real prize though, was getting to the top of the undeveloped mountain and seeing all the wonderful views in various directions. I can only imagine how many generations of native americans, and then settlers, who had climbed this same mountain to see what there was to see from the top.

Color in the shadows

Rocks and holes

Looking up at red

Window with a view

Colors close to the top

Depth of color inspire the climb

On north looking to South

Looking at Manchester

South Moutain and Manchester in the valley

The old and the young

The end

Shades of red

North Uncanoonuc top

Looking at South Uncanoonuc Mountain