Friday, November 25, 2011
11/25/11 Breakneck Road
A beautiful day in the 40's. One of the local stations gave snowfall totals for various places in the state and said Northwest Harbor (on MDI) only got a tenth of an inch. It is not unusual for the coast to get rain when we get snow. However, when we arrived at the Breakneck we found that they had much more than that.
The first part of the hike was easy as there had been several walkers before us and the snow was packed down. After we crossed the stream it became more difficult , mostly breaking our own trail. . Kelley was very happy anyway and would run ahead gleefully and then wait for me to catch up before taking off again.
When we got to the ponds we moved over to the carriage road to make a loop back. There had been a few walkers and skiers but as it is more open there was also more snow.
My legs became tired and sore and I was worried about Kelley's but she continued her running behavior to the very end. Even though it was a bit of a slog it was great to be out in the woods on such a beautiful day. 2 1/4 hours