Erin Mahoney

hike100 participant

Date completed: 11/23/2021

Home base: East Hampton, CT

Miles: I solo hiked 157 miles during 18 adventures exploring the Metacomet and Menunkatuck Blue Blaze trails, beginning in April and concluding in November.

Describe the NET: That the Connecticut portion is a trio of the Blue Blaze trail, spanning from Massachusetts along the ridgeline south to Long Island Sound and introducing a variety of ecosystems along the way.

Advice for NET Hikers: Have a backup plan for parking in case your first choice isn’t available.

Trail Story: 

This experience has elevated my abilities as a hiker, boosted my confidence about being on trails solo, and truly enhanced my 2021.