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Friday, January 31, 2014

1/31/14 Newport-Dover-Foxcroft Rail-Trail



Gray and cold- 19 degrees- but supposed to warm up. By the time we got to the trail it was mostly sunny and that was nice. We expected the snow to have deteriorated and we would not have to share the trail with snowmobiles. But, even though only 35 miles north of home, they still had lots of snow ( more than we do)  and the trail was in good shape. We parked at the Irving and started south. After a short distance we crossed a bridge over the Piscataquis River.






The trail is mostly through woods, with some marshy areas.

You can see how nice the surface was- packed snow and no ice- very easy walking




A stream we crossed



There were a fair number of snowmobiles and one skate skier but no other walkers. Kelley seemed to enjoy the nice surface but made occasional forays into the deeper snow and sometimes walked in it. After about an hour and a quarter we turned around. We did one short exploration of a side trail that Kelley wanted to do but it led us to a large field and then toward someones house. I did see these trees I liked


One weed



A pleasant hike even with the snowmobiles- it warmed up to 29 by the time we finished and it was nice to have not a speck of ice to deal with  2  3/4 hours

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    1. Hi Kim - yes, Kelley and I did all 31 days

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  2. Looks like a great hike these days!

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    1. Hi Faith- pretty nice walking. The snowmobiles detracted a bit but didn't ruin it.

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