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Thursday, August 8, 2013

8/7/13 Lagrange Rail-Trail


Another nice day. We decided to start at Medford Center which is not the actual start from the northern end, but we had been there and the roads in this area get confusing. Maybe a few degrees warmer than yesterday bu still quite comfortable. There were deer flies but not the worst we have encountered so we hiked anyway.

This is mostly a walk in the woods


but there are some ponds and boggy areas to give some variety









Some of the banks were kind of steep for Kelley but she managed to find ways to get into water


There were a fair number of butterflies but they were skittish and hard to get close to.

Great Spangled Fritillary


Not a lot of flowers

Brown-eyed Susan


We walked for a little over an hour and a half and then turned back. Kelley had crossed this bridge ( foreshortened in the picture- it's  20 or more feet long) , even though a little reluctantly- she doesn't like the spaces between the boards.


On the way back she refused and went down a steep bank - 10 or 15 feet - to the stream to cross that way. Once she enjoyed the water she had a hard time finding a way up the steep bank which was also very brushy.


After several minutes and trying several different spots she found a way.

One last creature


A pretty nice hike in spite of the flies. Kelley was very enthusiastic usually leading the way and exploring - the flies don't seem to bother her much even when they light on her.  3  1/4 hours

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, especially of the butterfly.

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  2. Thanks Linda- I appreciate you stopping by and commenting

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  3. Dogs and bogs. Goes together like chocolate and peanut butter. Wonderful outing, it looks.

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  4. Hi Casey- It was even with the flies- thanks for commenting

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