15-Sep-2016 -- Normally I go camping ½ dozen times a year, this year had been different... no camping as of the end of August! I told my girlfriend, "Who cares if my friends can't decide on a time to go, I want to check out that other confluence near my hometown." (and the ice caves further up the Telos road that I had been unsuccessful at finding without a GPS several years earlier!) So we went to one of the only campsites in that whole region I had never been to before... Williams pond.
I got two other fire permits for different areas as I knew there was only one campsite there (fortunately it was really the end of camping season here after Labor Day and nobody was there), but WOW... How many rocks can there be at one site? (Watch your step and your tires!) The walk from the end of the road (½ mile from the campsite) to the Nesowadnehunk campground (then onto the trail that led to the center pond trail) was an ok hike of probably a mile, but there to the center pond lean-to was quite a good little jaunt! (The sign said 4.8 miles from the far end of the campground... where we started was about a mile before that).
Good hike. (My Girlfriend may NOT agree as the total distance traveled that day was around 12 miles and we don't hike often enough and as I said it was our first [and last] camping trip of the year!) I really liked the (some old and some recently replaced) "rails" we had to hike on to get over the more swampy areas going into the center pond lean-to! My girlfriend had more than enough at this point and didn't want to venture the extra ½ mile off trail to the confluence, so I ventured on... swampy crap, crazy thick woods that tore up my T-shirt in several places and all! The confluence was on a side hill, so I took my pictures and it was time to make the couple hour trek back as the sun was getting low.
We made it back to the truck well after dark... Thank God for our headlights, but I enjoyed the trip!