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Saturday, September 8, 2012

9/7/12 Goose Ridge Trail

Cloudy and foggy with an uncertain weather ahead. Goose Ridge is a fairly easy hike through a mostly deciduous forest with no hard parts for Kelley. We started from the Freedom Pond Rd. end. The first part is a gradual climb up to the ridge. On the ridge you pass through part of Spirited Horses Ranch and there are a couple of meadows ( the only open spots on the trail) .

Still some clouds and fog

We continued on the trail to the easement for a pipeline  and then turned to return the way we had come.

Not a sharp as it should be but posted because of the marvelous colors.

On the return trip the skies had mostly cleared and we had sun as we crossed the meadow
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From Spirited Horses Ranch on Goose Ridge Trail  pano 9-7-12
A pleasant 3 hour hike

To Kelley's disappointment the streams had been  either completely dry or mud holes- she got in the mud and wallowed around - I think it's cooling. She hates baths so I looked for a pond near the road on the way back and found one so she could have a swim and get cleaned off.


  1. Nice pics from your hike. That pano shows some good grazing for horses. Very colorful caterpillar.

  2. Hi John...That sure is a real colorful caterpillar ...are you going to find out what it is??
    Love the fungi..very nice pattern,looks like flowers!
    Kelley is a lucky dog : }!!

  3. Thanks John- we have hiked this several times and never seen any horses there.

    Hi Grace- Thanks Grace. I probably won't find the caterpillar- nice Monarch version you had on your blog. And I'm lucky to have Kelley


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