By 10:30 up to 10 degrees with a wind chill advisory but nice sunny skies. We decided on the short drive to the more wooded trails in Glenburn- they would give us more protection from the wind. First we went east from Lancaster Rd.
but when we got to Hudson Rd. we realized we would have a long stretch of windy open meadow and turned back.
There was a trail along the tracks but after going a short distance it looked like it also remained in the open.
Back across the road to the trail heading west- both pretty and protected
We crossed the Lancaster Brook which was slippery but seemed solid
but were reluctant to cross the Kenduskeag
instead we followed the trail north along the stream as far as the road and came across a turtle shell in the middle of the trail- something of a mystery
Normally I photograph things as I find them but this one I had to flip over for a picture of it's top
and a little later this ( apparent) dog toy - also an odd find
When we neared the road when returned to the main trail but then followed a trail south that had not been used by sleds and found a sunny sheltered spot to have our lunch and then headed back
A good hike - it was really pretty nice if you avoided the wind and Kelley was happy with lots of new things to explore ( our first time on these trails this winter) . 2 hours