CT: Litchfield County- Washington- Hidden Valley Preserve (Winter Hike)

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately . . . “ starts a writing by Thoreau. This alone drew me initially to Hidden Valley Preserve for a hike several years ago.

I returned to see what it may look like with the light snow and impressive cold we have had to see if it was an attainable hike. Yes! Loved it!

The one thing I can’t understand is why the ice on the waters appear green. I do enhance the colors when I download the pictures but they were indeed with this green hue. Is it the water beneath? Is it the trees above? Mmmm

The views were breathtaking. I could hardly select which to share.

Again there were unique sounds of the river flowing against crackling ice.

However in this case there were blocks of ice and rocks along the river that had the water appear as if flowing through a maze.

You start the hike at the Thoreau bridge and continue to the next bridge and can loop back. Perhaps a couple of miles but I stopped so much it took me a while.

The above shot was a panorama shot from my phone. The Shepaug river kept me company throughout the loop literally grinning the whole way (hah we both were given the look of the shot above). So excited to share these opportunities. 🙂

My universe

Here’s the trail map.

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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