Happy Bday to J! We went on our annual foliage ride and decided to take a different hike this year. We have a new guide to hiking trails and have the goal of (eventually) hiking all of the blue trails in CT. We loved the "flat rock," Devil's Den and the beautiful foliage around the pond. We were disappointed in the amount of trash that is being dumped off the trail and even encountered a truck driving in (over huge rocks) on our way out. ??!! It is such a beautiful place and in the middle of nowhere. It was really difficult to attempt to answer the kids questions of why someone would want to dump trash here when I cannot understand it myself. Despite that, we wound up at the Vanilla Bean cafe and had a delicious dinner.