Stacy and Mary's Mountain

Part 1 of yesterday's adventure was taking my cousin and his dogs out for a run on the Madison/Freedom trails. I wanted to get back up Stacy Mountain and learn the trail a little better since it's not well marked. The path up was pretty clear but the trail down the backside could use some work. We headed left instead of right on one section and were completely off. From Stacy we headed over to Trout Pond - the dogs appreciated the water stop. Next was Mary's Mountain and the views were excellent. I really like that climb/lookout. Then we slogged out but talked most of the way out. An even 8.5 on my watch but probably more like 9.