Saturday, April 19, 2008

Mount Tammany and Sunfish Pond and The Dunnfield Creek Trail

Today was probably the most pleasant Spring weekend day so far. The temperature reached into the low eighties. It was a wonderful day for a twelve mile hike on Mount Tammany up to Sunfish Pond and back via the Dunnfield Creek Trail.

First we climbed 1200 feet up Mount Tammany, by far the most difficult part of the hike. After continuing along the ridge for several miles we were rewarded with a gorgeous view of Sunfish Pond, a 41 acre clear, cold glacial pond. We hiked down to the water for lunch and to dip our feet in the brisk invigorating water.

Then, we scrambled on the rocks around the pond and returned via a beautiful and shaded trail which runs along Dunnfield Creek.

From the ridge overlooking Sunfish Pond

Along the rocky shoreline

Beautiful clear water
Words simply cannot convey how wonderful this felt!

Clear skies
Another beautiful view from the rocky shoreline

Group photo courtesy of Al, our hike leader, in bottom left...

Bubbling stream running over moss covered rocks

A pretty waterfall with some rhododendron

Trail and topography map. Look at all that elevation gain in the beginning!


At 10:25 AM, Blogger Vitaly said...

Do you recall how long the entire hike took?

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Anne said...

It was an all day hike, we stopped and had lunch and made a full day of it...


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