Not quite as cold as yesterday but a mix of sun and clouds- all clouds by end of hike - and rain forecast for this afternoon and the next three days- going to be a challenge to get in our hikes.
We started for the Loop Trail from the end of Tamarack Trail - starting to look a bit wintry
also along the rail bed
but there was also water Kelley could get into
We continued on the rail bed past the Loop Trail connection and took an old woods road into some unmarked trails. We followed them for awhile- nothing familiar and not coming out where I expected ; we eventually came back out onto the rail bed at a different spot. Back to a side trail that Kelley likes off the snowmobile trail to the rest of the Loop Trail which took us back to the start.
Did find some wildflowers still surviving
Not a bad outing in spite on the impending rain. the woods were still pretty, Kelley had water and seemed to like the hike, and it was very peaceful as we met no one. 1 3/4 hours