Saturday, March 30, 2013
3/29/13 Little River Trail
A beautiful day- around fifty, little wind and sun ( though it clouded up near the end of our hike). This time we started from the end at the water district office.
The first reservoir was still mostly frozen
Which did not seem to impede the water running over the spillway
The trail conditions varied - some sections were clear but other sections had patches of ice and even a fair amount of snow- all fairly easily worked around
The second reservoir also mostly still frozen
We walked to the point where the trail turns away from the river and heads toward the ball field and stopped for a snack before turning back. You can see why it's called 'Little River' It was very nice sitting in the sun by the river. In spite of the snow still around it felt like spring and that maybe there was going to be an end to winter. Water here for Kelley to get into.
Some peeling bark we spotted on the way back
Near the end of the hike Kelley found a melted section next to the bank and got in a dip before we headed home.
A very nice day. Kelley seemed to enjoy the trail and all the relatively new scents to explore. She was disappointed at times when she went in search of water and found only ice. 3 hours