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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

3/26/13 Goose Ridge

Another pretty day. Decided to check out Goose Ridge. We did not know snow conditions or parking situation- many of these trails do not have parking lots and you park on the side of the road. If there is a lot of snow that's not possible.

One side of the road was clear so parking was not a problem but no one had been on the trail so it was a bit of a slog. We hoped as we got up on the ridge there would be less snow and easier walking

 After about 25 minutes another hiker came in from a side trail ( probably from his house) and the walking was a bit easier. Up on the ridge was not much of an improvement.

The only place with sparse snow was the large field on the Spirited Horses Ranch.

After sharing an apple it was back into the woods and more unbroken snow.

We pressed on for awhile but Kelley seemed to be tiring - when I stopped to take a picture she lay down rather than explore- so we turned back the way we had come.

I'm ready for wildflowers and butterflies but we have a way to go for those and instead , these are some things we saw today.

A bit tiring but a beautiful day made up for the slogging. 2  1/2 hours

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