Hiking “the Tarn”

When I’m short on time, and want a nice, quick, scenic workout, I drive the short distance to the outskirts of town, and hike a one mile (each way) section of what is called “The Tarn” trail.   A tarn is “a small lake located at the base of a mountain”.    And indeed that is what this is.   Located at the base of Dorr Mountain, the Tarn fills the area between the mountain and Route 3.

The trail follows the water’s edge, and while you don’t gain altitude, you get a nice work-out from clambering over and around the rocks that make up the trail.

On occasion I have seen otters here, but on this morning it was just me and the rocks.  The leaves were having their “last gasp” of color for the season.   And although it was overcast and blustery, it was still warm enough to get by with just a fleece jacket.

It has been a mild October thus far.   But with the days growing ever shorter, I know that it won’t be too much longer before the colder temperatures and winds are here to stay for a while.

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About Carol Page-Potter

I am a woman in the midst of reconnecting with life after the death of my husband.

Posted on October 23, 2012, in Hikes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Absolutely gorgeous…and all for you and the rocks! What a wonderful place…..

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