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