Dan, Mattie, Jim, and David met at the Richmond Park & Ride at 8:30 and took one car to the Worcester trailhead, which we reached a little after 9:30 after only one wrong turn (better than usual for this trip leader). There we met Diane and, leaving her car there for shuttle, drove to the Middlesex Trail trailhead.

It was a little cool but very humid as we started out around 10 AM, with clouds obscuring the summits. The trail was still wet in places from the last night’s rains, but most of the steep slabs going up Hunger were dry. We reached the Hunger Summit around 11:30 and hung out long enough for the clouds to start to lift, giving us a view of White Rock. The clouds continued to lift as we continued along Skyline Trail, and when we stopped around 1:30 for lunch we had nice views including Mansfield, Camels Hump, and Waterbury Reservoir. We continued along Skyline and reached Mt Worcester around 4:20. The steep rock going down Worcester was again mostly dry, and we reached the car around 5:40.

Participants: Jim Watkins, Dan Scheidt,

Mattie Scheidt, Diane Sherman, David Hathaway (leader).