A week or two back we went on a rather ambitious hike in search of a fabled pond and proceeded to get somewhat lost, which was an adventure in and of itself. A week or two back N&R went out searching for a pond called the Pogue that we'd heard of but had never seen. They set out early in the day and walked until they found it. It's up around Mt. Tom where we often go hiking, and there is a path that lead from it to the summit where we hike up to.
This time around, we decided to hike from the Pogue to the summit and then have a picnic. The only problem was, we found the Pogue but couldn't quite find the summit, and ended up hiking all over that mountain before giving up and simply eating our meal by the pond. It was getting dark and at some point we figured we needed to head back or risk walking in the dark, which is a bit of a drag. During our search for the summit, we couldn't quite decipher the signs and ended up all over the place. We would have benefited from a map. It was still enjoyable if not a little frustrating at times, but the kids were great and never complained. Plus, the picnic is always nice.
When we got back down to the trailhead, we looked at the big map and realized what mistakes we had made, and vowed to return to get it right the next time. We'll see how that one goes.
Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to George Draskoy for the pic.