hiking
14 days ago

INSANELY BUGGY. I used extra strength bug spray and the swarms around me were still incredible. I even doubled back to the car to put more on and it was still horrible. I've never experienced anything quite like that. There were periods of the trail where it was slightly better but then it got worse quickly again. Usually I could feel 10's of bugs burrowing into the hair on the back of my head and I would dig them out every few seconds but they would just come right back.

Trail not clearly marked at points and sometimes I had to wander for a few minutes even with the GPS tracker to find the trail again. Frequent dog and horse poop on the trail.

I definitely won't be doing this hike again. Next time I'll just go to Wachusett.