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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

12/31/13 City Forest

Brrrr. Below zero and overcast when we got up. I stalled ( Kelley came to me several times wanting to do something)  'till it reached 3 degrees and then we went to City Forest, thinking that would be our best chance of finding some trails that had had some use.

We started from the Kittredge Rd. parking lot and took the West Trail. There had been a surprising number of skiers and snowshoers so the walking wasn't bad. Once we got moving I was comfortable as there was no wind.

Still lots of ice around

Part way down the trail the snowshoers went off on another trail and the walking became a bit more difficult for me. Kelley was fine as she walks down one of the ski tracks. At the end of West we went down to the rail bed but there had been little use and the crust was not reliable. Kelley laid down in the snow and watched until I gave up. We took the Main and Loop Roads back and near the end met our first people of the day - a couple and their dog -and  Kelley got to play a bit.

I found these leaves still hanging on.

By the end the sun was out and it had warmed up to 7 degrees. A pretty good hike- the snow and woods were pretty and we had the place to ourselves until near the end which made it very quiet. 1  3/4 hours


  1. Good for you for getting out there despite the cold weather! Love the winter scenes.

    1. Thank you, Linda - Kelley won't let me stay home.

  2. Kelley is a good influence on you. :-) I love that berry picture. Happy New Year John!

  3. Hi Kim - she keeps me moving. Happy New Year to you.


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