This past weekend was the end of hunting until this coming Saturday - which will start Muzzle Loader season. We have a few days to trot trail -- YAY !
Along this trail, we spotted a few possibilities off to the right - but we need to stay focused on our mission.. eventually we come out into a big field.
At this point I have to say - I am a mite curious about why access needs to be Authorized - because there does not seem to be anything here that would be important enough to need any special approval.
At any rate - we follow some tracks and paths through and around -- no exits, no breaks in the walls, the tree line is thick and undisturbed... hmmmnn what now ? We keep searching - finally, a bar way in the stone wall -- up into the woods - then we really have to bushwhack our way down to what we see in the distance is another trail. Over walls, thick brush -- around, up, down -- we find trail.
This is the last photo my camera was able to get - no juice left in those batteries. But, we had a blast following this meandering trail - which didNOT exit where it was supposed to -- we were very much surprised to find out where we ended up. We found more trail -- followed that - great old logging roads I never knew were ever there in those woods.. discovered all kinds of alternate routes for another day - or many days. And in the end... we did indeed find our way out onto Graham Road and trotted home on the back roads from there.
It was BITTERLY cold this day - but loads of fun :) If this ride had not been so much fun - we would have turned back much sooner -- we were so cold ! Can't wait to go back there. We can fill a few days with expeditions I think - and put together some trotting loops with no back tracking. we are going to work on developing a better route from the field through the woods.. so we can use that more often without so much struggling.