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Saturday, December 4, 2010

12/3/10 Back On The Trails

Cold, gray, and windy but we didn't get rained on until there was some light mist for the last part of the hike. Decided we would get off the flat surfaces and try regular trails. We started on the Asticou ( a flat easy trail) from Jordan Pond parking and took that to the Penobscot Mtn. Trail. Decided in advance we wouldn't go to the top but do a shorter hike.

Kelley was very excited to be on the trail again and as there were no other hikers about she was able to be off leash. I was taking it slowly and watching carefully where I stepped, especially when we got on the Penobscot. Kelley would look back as if to ask why I was taking so long but soon accepted the slower pace.

We hiked up to a bit past the junction with the Spring Trail and then returned the way we had come. In past hikes on this trail Kelley has a problem with this section of the trail. There is a spot near where she is standing where the trail narrows and has a gap that must be stepped over. Today she went right up without pausing. But on the way down she didn't want to jump the gap and is looking for a way around. She expressed her dismay by barking ( something she rarely does) and howling. I walked down the carriage road a ways and she followed to a spot where she was comfortable coming down.

A good hike without apparent problems with my ankle. 2-3/4 hours


  1. It's good to see you two back on the trails.

  2. Thanks, John and for your support through this bad time.


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