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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

1/18/12 City Forest and Veazie Rail Bed

Bright sun but cold, windy, and icy ( it rained after the snow yesterday- again) . My morning for a dr. appointment ( just a routine physical) so a little late starting and wanted to avoid the ice. Decided on City Forest and we parked at the end of Kittredge Rd. and walked down the hill to the pond. All frozen to Kelley's disappointment.

We followed the West Trail to it's end at an entrance to the forest and the Veazie Rail Bed. Usually we go north a short distance along a marshy area and are stopped by the trail being under water. Today it was frozen and we decided to follow it. Parts of it looked to contain younger trees and we wondered if there had been harvesting in the past. We followed it to Forest Ave. where it turns into Taylor Rd which goes into the Orono Land Trust properties.

We then turned back the way we had come. Once back on the west Trail we first met a pair of black labs for a brief play and then a Husky that Kelley has met before. This made her quite happy. Not a bad outing considering the conditions. 2 1/4 hours


  1. "...we wondered if there had been harvesting in the past." Kelley is so inquisitive.

  2. Yes she is- usually with her nose but not always.


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