A Solstice Hike at Fuller Farm

I arrived at Fuller Farm just as after the sun had risen over the far ridge – not such a difficult feat on the morning of the Winter Solstice when the sun rises at 7:11am. The first and only other time I had hiked these trails was in late summer, when the freshly mown hay was drying in the field before being baled and stored to feed livestock on winter days like this. With so many different ways to explore the trail system, I decided to start simple and take the outermost loop headed counter-clockwise.

The low sun shone right in my eyes as I headed roughly southeast adjacent to the road. It wasn’t long before I turned onto the Bird Trail and descended into the Nonesuch River valley…