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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

4/15/13 Long Pond and Harbor Brook


Yesterday I spent the whole day fighting my computer and Kelley got just a short walk around the neighborhood. So this day she gets one of her favorites - easy hiking and lots of water. Usually several dogs and people too but we only met one dog today.  We started from the Long Pond parking lot and walked down the Friends Path to the pond.

The ice is finally gone



We took the west side trail ( with several stops for Kelley to get in the water) to the Jordan Stream Trail.  This trail closely follows the stream. The water was very clear. Both trails were clear of ice but there was a fair amount of mud and water.


Kelley does not like swiftly moving water




At the cobblestone bridge we left the trail to take the carriage roads over to the Asticou Trail.


The Asticou Trail crosses this little bridge just before the Harbor Brook Trail head. Kelley chose to bypass the bridge.


We followed the Harbor Brook Trail to Rte. 3

The spot where we usually stop for lunch


 A bit further along the trail


We then walked the road back to the parking lot. A nice man in a truck passed us but then turned back to ask us about the trails. He did maintenance  on them and had built all the new bridges on the West Side Trail.

An enjoyable 3 hour hike.

6 comments:

  1. John-

    Glad to see you and Kelley back on the trails.

    Joel

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  2. Thanks for your comment Joel. No mail yet???

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  3. What a lovely trail!
    I bet you had fun with your dog!
    Thanks John for the link to the Birds of Paradise!
    What a splendour! I had seen it but enjoyed seeing it again!
    Keep well!

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  4. Thanks Noushka - Yes, Kelley loves to be out hiking.

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  5. what a beautiful place to hike.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Teresa - yes, we are lucky to live near this beauty.

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