Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Two Views From The Top Of Sharon's Pine Knob

Two Views From The Top Of Sharon's Pine Knob

I ’m usually a patient person.

But waiting for the splendor of autumn 2017 is testing that patience. My usual early October hiking plan is to hit the northwest and northeast hills of Connecticut as they near peak foliage. Through the month I move south to the shoreline, a kind of traveling peak-foliage seeker.

This autumn, that plan has been challenging. I usually find the foliage and hillsides like a bowlful of multi-colored Fruity Pebbles cereal. So far though, the trees and hills resemble heads of broccoli — green, green and more green.

But a spectacular view is still a spectacular view. And you get several along the Connecticut Forest & Park Association’s Pine...

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