CT: Hartford County- Ragged Mountain (Fall)

Mind, body and spirit can all be improved with a fulfilling walk in nature. Having previously been on an exciting moon hike at Ragged Mountain I decided to try a Fall walk on what turned out to be a perfect 70s weather day in October.

I paused to recognize the efforts of the many volunteers who maintain the trail markers and clear the fallen trees to allow us to proceed. The stand out though of this moderate hike are the frequent overlooks!

I chose the blue/orange trail to blue than back to blue/orange which provided a 4.5 mile loop back to the lot at 437 West Lane in Berlin, CT.

The fall colors were just starting to pop around each corner. Years before I wouldn’t have appreciated how dramatic the changing colors of a single tree can appear on the back drop of a clear blue sky.

I now offer myself the time to pause at each overlook and reflect on what it uniquely offers – a cracked rock, a piece of the Ragged Mountain, a recently manicured landscape, a mansion on a hill and a church steeple peeking above the tree line, to name a few.

Definitely worth the jaunt no matter the season.

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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