Schaghticoke Ridge

Bull’s Bridge to Kent, Connecticut. Dave and I hiked a rugged 7.5 mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail from Bull’s Bridge to Kent. There was 3" to a foot of snow on the ground and it was rough going although it’s one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve done yet.

It took us about 5.5 hours and halfway through it we looked at each other thinking "what the hell have we gotten ourselves into." It’s a tough walk in clear weather, in snow it’s a challenge. Many hills, up and down, very rocky and in summer an oasis for rattlesnakes. I knew there was a good reason for us to have done it in winter.

Me and my shadow

Me and my shadow.

Dave photographing the NY/CT sign

Dave photographing the NY/CT sign

Tough going on a cliff in snow

Tough going on a cliff in snow.

Two more hills to go, Kent in the distance

Two more hills to go, Kent in the distance.

Slogging with Housatonic valley in background

Slogging with Housatonic valley in background.

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