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The Rattlesnakes - Hiking

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West Rattlesnake Mountain (1,231ft) East Rattlesnake Mountain (1,289ft) Elevation Gain: 900ft Trails: Old Bridle Path, Ridge, Col, Five Finger Point, Pasture  Distance: 6.2 miles roundtrip Duration: 4.0 hrs Difficulty: Easy An easy peasy hike and I loved the views on this hike! But I did get lost on my way to the trailhead, something that's become a bit of a habit lately. I've never lost my way on a solo hike, but put me behind the wheel and I'm sure to drive myself lost somewhere! I met up with the other members of the New England Over 50 Hiking group at the Old Bridle Path trailhead. I had some earlier weather forecasts of overcast skies, but this morning the sun was out and it looked like it was going to stay out...I was hoping. There were only 6 of us on this hike to the West Rattlesnake mountain and after our introductory circle, we started up the trail. There was snow on the ground and microspikes used by all in our group. The incline was gr