Thursday, September 13, 2007
Myles Standish State Forrest
We had intended to ride the Cape Cod Canal, but the wind, from the Nor'west, was really whipping. It would have been difficult to remain upright when the gusts exceeded 30 mph. Sue came up with the idea of riding in Myles Standish State Reserve. It's a place we both went camping as kids, and also took our young uns' way back when.
Ferring, Barretts 1, Charge, Curlew, are a few of the ponds that draw campers and day trippers in the summer.
Our first stop was Ferring Pond. We camped here a couple of times back in the 80's with the kids. It was a very popular day trip destination but has been closed to the public for years. (Because of cuts in the Forrest department staff). We met a couple who ride the Reservation two or three times a week.
After dipping my heals, capesue and capejohn set out for our adventure ride through the forrest. Most of the secondary roads were closed now that the season is over, and some have been closed and abandoned for years. The difference between the two is not that obvious, except for the weeds in the middle.
There are cabins on the reservation that are leased out. In some cases the outhouses are maintained better than the cabins.
I did come across a potential camping spot for an overnight ride. No need for a tent here. Just like Team Nothern Tier would do it.