This morning was a fooler. I left the house around 5:30 which would have been late for sunrise, but we were fogged in so I felt no urgency. As I drove up the hill through Pelham towards Quabbin the fog thinned and there were some nice clouds that must have lit up brilliantly as the sun rose. Ah well. These things happen…to me anyway.
I decided, since I was there, to walk the part of the New England Trail that starts in Pelham and goes through Shutesbury. Keeping with the plan, I had never walked this before so it seemed a good time to check it out. It’s a nice trail and well maintained for easy hiking. On the way out, I noticed some Lady’s Slippers that I had not seen on the way in. I usually try to do a round trip rather than just go in one direction. We always see something on the way back we missed earlier.