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4 hour West Rock Ridge Hike

Another long West Rock Ridge Hike completed (the first being the scenic vista tour)! This was the second long-ish West Rock Ridge hike I’ve done. This one was a bit on the easy side – I stuck mostly to the paved ridge due to participating in the Sleeping Giant Fall Foliage Hike the next day (10/15).

For this hike, I utilized Google Fit. It bugged out in one spot though. I’ve posted some stats below the image/outline of the hike.

Hike Highlights:

  • According to google fit, this hike was roughly 14 miles. Assuming a steady 3MPH walking speed, it would’ve taken about 4.6 hours. My logged time was 4h25m. I paused (10m) during breaks.
  • Encountered 1 person+dog in the first two hours of the hike.
  • Saw a group of birder’s at “the view” with an owl-on-a-stick!
  • No exotic wildlife seen. Chipmunks/squirrels and birds were around though 🙂
  • Reasonable hiking temperatures. Hoodie, leggings, and shorts. Minimal sweating.
  • Great solitary vistas!
  • Encountered a pair of bicyclists; one shouted “Hiker Up!” when crossing my path! Pretty cool.
  • Brought 5 servings of Stop & Shop cranberry trail mix. Ate 4 servings, 1 per break. I added a teaspoon of salt since the mix was sodium free. Electrolytes yo!
  • I brought 3L of water. I drank between 1.5L – 2.0L.
This is what Google Fit tracked.

This is what Google Fit tracked.

West Rock October 14 2016

West Rock October 14 2016

West Rock Ridge - Break 1 Facing Hamden/New Haven

West Rock Ridge – Break 1 Facing Hamden/New Haven

West Rock Ridge - Birders Owl

West Rock Ridge – Birders Owl

Planning another hike soon!

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