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Thursday, December 26, 2013

12/26/13 City Forest

We woke to snow, 9 degrees, and another 'winter storm warning'. Not wanting to do a long drive for uncertain conditions we went to nearby City Forest. We did the West Trail , parts of the rail bed, Main Rd., and Loop Rd. After the last two  cold days the crust was even harder and walking was easy and we  met a few people which made Kelley happy.

Some of what we saw.

The West Trail

The ice has not melted

Because of the harder crust we got on the part of the rail bed we missed last time. This area is more marshy/boggy.

On our way back we passed the path down to the beaver pond and Kelley wanted to take it. I knew it would be frozen but we went anyway and, of course,  she was disappointed.

She didn't want to leave and so as I waited for to accept the situation I got a couple of pictures

She eventually got up and we went back to the car. The gray was quite a contrast to the sun we had yesterday but we still had an enjoyable two hour hike.


  1. I hope you carry some studded creepers with you..just in case! Poor Kelley..very disappointed..

    1. Thanks for your concern penbayman - I do.- Kelley and I are still in the process of accepting it's winter


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