It was quite cool this morning so I thought it would be a great day to do a little trail work. There is a point on the North Trail of Gap Mountain where hikers create short-cuts along a switchback in the trail. I needed some new material to brush it in so I figured I may as well take the brush from a nearby view point in an old orchard. One thing led to another and now the view is open again. Maybe I will return in the spring to do a little trimming on the apple trees.
If you have never hiked to the top on Gap Mountain in Troy, autumn is the time to do it. The trail is much quieter than any of the trails on Monadnock and the view at the top is great and at only 1 1/2 miles, about half the distance of Monadnock.