We opted for one of our all-time faves, Dunnfield Creek trail to Sunfish Pond, around the pond, then return via the Appalachian Trail. It had been a few years since we'd done this route, as we've been sticking to the longer and more challenging Mt Tammany Fire Road - Sunfish - Dunnfield route.
Since it wasn't a weekend, it was also a better day to be going to such a popular area. We were still surprised to see many cars in the lot and quite a few people enjoying Sunfish.
There was a forest fire in the area last year, and damage was visible on the west side of the pond and along the Appalachian Trail on the return. The Appalachian Trail acted like a fire break - the forest was burnt right up to it, but the fine on the other side.
FOUR snakes, and a salamander(?) of some sort.
Read the entire Dunnfield Creek - Sunfish Pond - AT
post, plus some photos and video of the snakes.