Bear Brook with W. Started at Hayes, then along marsh at north end. Was on my way to very western part when a sign said old reservoir 2.5mi which made me think about how far this outing was going to be. Nearly 4 mi by the reservoir which was making for 7 or so. Not sure I was up to it. Not hot in the shade though. Then bushwacked pretty much S in the woods to two hills separated by a big rock-bottom reentrant which made map location easy. 1/15 with rough/vague contours - hard to believe how much we used to have to deal with and boulders that an older eye can barely see on the 1/15. I was using a BB map first used 9/25/77 per the clue sheet. I was in the sun approaching the high point with chest high second growth vegetation making for obnoxious going. Got to top, found a rest place in shade with view
, got some energy & then bushwacked down to a 1975 mapped trail which I eventually recognized & returned on Podunk Rd. Bushwacking was in tick heaven/haven, 5 between the two of us so far. Aug 11, 2018
: almost same time and distance, same area, different route.