We began and finished this hike on May 18, 2012.
We started in Haddam at the trail head on Beaver Meadow Rd and finished in Chester on Rt. 148/West Main St. At approximately 3 MPH, we finished the hike in roughly 3 hours, which included water breaks and searching for the trail. If you are allergic to poison ivy, keep a close watch. There was a lot of poison ivy growing on the edges of the trail. Also, maybe a quarter of the way down the trail, we found a section of forest that had a lot of Pink Lady’s Slippers (Cypripedium acaule). They are native to CT and in some places are listed as endangered.