This will be State Park #2 I have ran at in 2015!
contains 1,110-acres and Mohican State Forest is adjacent with 4,525 acres.
With about eighteen miles on the schedule I headed off to Mohican. I meant to park at the Covered Bridge, but the road to the bridge was gated closed. Undaunted, I parked at the Fire Tower. I wasn’t quite sure what route I was going to run, but the parking location helped me decide.
I headed down on the bridle trails south of Rt 97. I decided to start down the “red” bridle trail, which I had not been on before.
I had to bushwhack upstream about a 1/4 mile, until I found a spot “almost” covered in ice, but shallow enough to cross safely.
The bridle trails were snow covered, so it was a bit like running in loose sand. I was happy to be in the woods, on a nice mid-winter day!
After a second water crossing, I finished that loop and then took the mountain bike trail down to the Covered Bridge. I then took the tourist trail over to Big Lyons Fall, which was icy and treacherous.
The ice stalagmites and stalagtites are growing! After climbing the new wooden stairs, I climbed up past Little Lyons Fall and to the dam. Back to the Covered Bridge, then I climbed up the mountain bike trail for a mile or so, then back to Covered Bridge.
I headed up the Hog Hollow Trail, back to the Fire Tower. I felt a little tired toward the end of my run/hike, as I had underfueled for my trek.
The sun even came out briefly as I climbed up Hog Hollow Trail. It was a good couple of hours spent in the woods!