The Rest of Our Hiking Pictures Can Be Found Here

Finding Trail Descriptions

So as not to repeat myself excessively, I am reducing the amount of description of trails that have already been posted. Please use the search function ( upper left) to find older posts which have more detailed trail descriptions and pictures. You can also use this to find specific hikes either by trail or mountain.



Click Pictures for a Larger View


Sunday, June 10, 2012

6/8/12 Lagrange Rail Trail

Gray day with rain predicted again so we decided another rail trail would be good and headed for the Medford end of the Lagrange Rail trail. We had some difficulty finding Medford and  the start of the trail and by the time we did it was raining. We started out anyway and walked about an hour down the trail before turning back. It rained the whole time.

Much of the area is wooded but there are streams and marshy areas too.





     


                                                                       
 Not a good day for pictures- most flowers were closed up and the insects seemed to be waiting out the rain.

Kelley thought it was all just fine and was braver than usual. She does not usually descend steep banks to get to the water but today was bounding down 20 foot banks through brush and grass and splashing away. So, not a bad two hours in spite of the light rain.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

2 comments:

  1. I've been hesitant to hike rail trails, assuming there'd be ATV traffic that might freak Ellie out. Your posts suggest the rail trails are good options, at least for week days. Ellie is a labradoodle -mother a yellow lab, dad a standard poodle. She's a big girl - 65-70 pounds, 5 years old. She loves to swim and hike, is calm in a kayak. If you'd like to get Ellie and Kelley together for a hike sometime, let me know.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Jill - We hike them in winter too and mostly see little traffic if any- we met no one on this hike and only one person on the one a few days ago. I suspect you are right about week days being best. Kelley really likes other dogs ( and people) so a hike would be fun. Today we went to the Little Long pond area at Acadia where leashes are not required and there is lots of water so Kelley got to play with other dogs as well as get in lots of water.

    ReplyDelete

If you do not have a Google account the easiest way to post a comment is to use anonymous and then, if you wish, put your name in the body of your comment.

I have turned to moderating comments because I was up to 20 spam comments per day. Sorry for the inconvenience.