Went out for a spin this weekend, initially with the intent of camping near the Barkhamsted Reservoir after exploring some of the dirt roads. It was a soft plan, so soft that I changed it part way and looped back to Hartford after bush whacking a particularly gnarly gravel road (Broad Hill Road, off of Simsbury Road), that degraded into quad track (Weed Hill Road), and then became a vague memory of what at some point seems to have been a trail. The rock walls on either side of the downhill track were the only thing that hinted at the creek bed having a prior life. Somehow I got from Weed Hill Road to Firetown Road (LINK), which Google doesn't recognize as a road. Lots and lots of undeveloped preserve land out here. Prime for a weekend out and back trip with primitive camping overnight.
|A beach in Hartford. WTF?|
|Wee driftwood campfire on the beach.|
|Rolling fog and amazingly quiet.|