Cold with a little breeze but sunnier than predicted. First time this year for this trail which is also near home. We parked at the old fire station at Griffin and Kenduskeag and walked the short distance to where the trail crosses Kenduskeag. The trail goes through woods for a short distance and then swings out to Griffin to cross the stream on the bridge. Some snowmobilers had taken a shortcut and crossed the stream itself - most had taken the bridge.
The Kenduskeag Stream
For the first 40 minutes or so the trail runs near the stream. The surface was nicely packed and good walking.
You can see the stream through the trees and sometimes you get more open views. Kelley seems to be contemplating the water down there but it's quite a ways down and she did not attempt it.
Kelley is looking for a way around as she won't cross the bridge because of the spaces between the boards.
A small side trail we did not take- probably went to someone's house
As we were heading back, Kelley got excited, started barking and took off ahead of me- we had met no one to this point. I could not see around the turns but then saw her ahead with three workmen who were giving her attention. When I caught up I found they were checking storm drains. We had a chat about the history of Pushaw Rd.- it dead ended because there once was a bridge there- and then we continued on.
On the return I got brave and took the shortcut across the stream - we didn't go through the ice. It had been a nice hike- we had met no one except the workmen, it had been a beautiful day- hence the excessive number of pictures- and Kelley was happy with all the scents on a trail she hadn't been on since last year. She was also excited just to be out. 3 hours