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Sunday October 13 2019 Kettle Pond Autumn Hike by Cynthia Martin & George Longenecker

Kettle Pond Afternoon Hike It was not surprising that lots of people were on foot and in kayaks at Kettle Pond, for foliage was peak and weather ideal on a holiday weekend, which was the last chance to camp before the park closes for the season. The lake reflected wispy cirrus clouds and brilliant maple leaves. 14 of us and one dog made the afternoon trek on the trail around the pond. What classifies a hike as easy? While a three mile walk with zero elevation gain is considered easy, there are conditions to be considered. This Kettle Pond trail is a good example. It’s classified easy but, has a lot of tricky footing with its wet leaves, roots and slippery glacial boulders.
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