dogs on leash
cross country skiing
Been on my "CVNP bucket list" for a looooong time. We did Wetmore clockwise with Table Top and Dickerson on the way back in too. Only a few people and horses on trail on the day of the year! Love this trail, feels very remote even though it's wide and runs close to Quick Road in spots. Good mix of up and down, switchbacks, and flats. Almost all shaded with a couple sunny spots. Lots of interesting scenery including deep forest, beautiful creek crossings, pine groves, and incredible fields of goldenrod as far as the eye can see in what the trailhead sign says were old farm fields.. Couldn't resist trying Dickerson, yes it says Bridle Trail closed, and what a treat. Brushing back bushes almost every step and there are several places where the trail just vanishes but walk a few minutes down the creek and you can pick it up eventually on one of the banks. So spoiled by the immaculately maintained trails we enjoy in CVNP, it was awesome to "rough it" just a little....
Took the bridal trail - however there was a spot where the trail forked, if you go to the right you end up running along the stream, eventually the trail ran to the stream with no option to cross so I had to turn around and go to the left side of the fork which led up a very steep incline. Once up the incline the trail was really nice. A lot of dead trees to jump over though. Also the was an area closed that had rerouting directions. Went about 3.5 miles before turning around at another steep incline and heading back for a total of 7 miles.