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Saturday, November 23, 2013

11/22/13 Little Long Pond


After yesterday's workout I thought Kelley deserved an easy hike that she likes. Besides water, this hike usually offers people and dogs. Today we met only two men with one dog - Tyler who we have met many times- a large Labrador. The day was cool and dreary, with uniformly gray skies and sleet/snow for the last part.

We started from the Long Pond parking lot and walked down the Friends Path to the pond. This short trail is quite varied with big old trees, open granite ledge, stone steps, a section of skinny trees and some very lush areas.





The obligatory shot of the pond


Much of the water near shore was covered with a thin sheet of ice. Kelley did not like this but it provided some interesting effects for me to photograph.




This birch stood out against the gray background


Once past the pond we followed the Jordan Stream


to the cobblestone bridge




We then took the carriage road back down the east side of the pond.

A meadow along the way- since it was now sleeting we would have lunch in the car on the way home and just kept walking

 looking across the pond


still some leaves about- blackberry, I think


A nice relaxing hike in spite of the dreary weather. Kelley doesn't seem to care much what the weather is doing as long as she can be out hiking.  2 hours

10 comments:

  1. Lovely series of photos. Kelley is adorable.

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    1. Thank you, Linda- I will pass that on to Kelley.

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  2. Where's the obligatory shot of Kelley swimming?

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    1. Hi Christopher- I guess I just blew it- my only excuse -she was in the water less because of the thin ice which seemed to spook her.

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  3. Where's the obligatory shot of Kelley swimming?

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    1. I missed this Christopher- sorry- good question.

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  4. I love it when the ice is thin enough and clear enough to get cool shots like that. The bridge also looked pretty neat!

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    1. Thanks for commenting Kim- I liked the ice too.

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  5. What a pretty place! Like your last shot of the yellow leaf.

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  6. Thanks, Linda - it is a pretty place and though connected to the park is actually private property so the leash rules don't apply. Lots of people take advantage of this and Kelley get's to meet other dogs and people- plus there is all that water.

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