Sunday, January 16, 2011

Snowshoeing at Purgatory Chasm - January 15th

With all the snow we received last week, conditions were perfect yesterday for the RICKA snowshoe trip at Purgatory Chasm State Reservation in Sutton, MA.  

Temp's were in the 20's, but it didn't seem that cold.  Most of the trails were unbroken with 18" to 20" of nice light powder.  The Chasm itself was closed, but there were plenty of other trails to keep us occupied. 

We started on the east side of the Chasm Loop Trail.  This trail meanders through some pretty hemlock groves before meeting the Forest Road Trail below the Chasm.  From there, we hiked up Little Purgatory to the waterfall and back.  We stopped  on the Forest Road Trail for lunch, and headed back to the cars on the Old Purgatory Trail.

 The trip took us a couple of hours, and was only a couple of miles long, but it was still a good time.

Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
Purgatory Chasm Trail Map

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