Today was another beautiful day; a great day for a hike. Tippin Rock/Hewes Hill is just a few miles southeast of Swanzey NH where we are camped so we went to check it out. It’s a fairly easy walk through the forest up hill from the trail head rising about 320 feet in a half mile to the top of the hill.
At the top is a 40 ton boulder that can be made to rock gently when pushed in just the right place. We pushed and pushed and I think we felt it move. Maybe we didn’t find just the right place.
Continuing on a little further the trail leads to Hewes Hill, a rock ledge that provides an awesome panoramic view of the surrounding area.
And then back down the hill. The total distance was only 1.8 miles round trip.
It was a very quiet walk. The only wildlife we saw was one wild turkey that ran off quickly as soon as it noticed us, very few birds, no squirrels, but there were a few mosquitoes and gnats following us.