Tuesday, November 26, 2013
11/25/13 City Forest and Walden
Cold and windy again but the sun is shining. I stalled 'till the temperature reached 19 degrees and then we headed out. We started from our usual spot at the end of Kittredge Rd. Kelley was quickly frustrated as the pond had thicker ice then last time and there was no getting in. We followed the West Trail to the rail bed and that to the snowmobile trail ( Kelley's choice) and then an unnamed trail ( Kelley leading the way) to the Loop Trail and back to the rail bed. Our usual trail took us back out to complete our loop.
We met a few people and one dog which Kelley liked but there was no water to get into. I tried to break through in a couple of places but the ice was thick enough to support my weight. I didn't take many pictures as I was not anxious to take off my mitts and open my jacket to reach the camera.
Kelley was happy to be out and we had a pretty brisk hike 2 1/4 hours