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Sunday, February 9, 2014

2/9/14 Frye Mountain Trail


Cold ( about 12 degrees) but sunny and no wind. We went with our friend Faith and her dogs Roxie and Gus. We weren't sure what conditions we would find so had maps for three hikes in the area. When we got to Walker Ridge Rd. ( closed to cars) we considered just walking the woods roads- there are several miles of them.


But then three snowmobiles zoomed past us and we decided on the Frye Mountain Trail, even though the only recent use was by deer - and then what we thought was a moose.


Roxie in a rare quiet moment


Gus and Roxie leading the way


The trail was well blazed which was good with the snow. I still managed to briefly get us off onto an alternate trail.  There was a fair amount of snow,  but because it's been so cold it remains fluffy and wasn't  bad walking.

Kelley having a little rest



In the more open woods the snow was deeper but short legged Gus motored on.


The trail crosses two woods roads on it's way up the mountain and at the second we decide we had gone far enough for today. We found a downed tree, brushed of the snow and sat down with the dogs for snacks and then headed back

Gus checking to see if we are still behind him


Other than the snowmobiles at the very start and one more on the woods road where we turned around we had the woods to ourselves. A very nice hike - very peaceful, quite, and beautiful. 3  1/2 hours

4 comments:

  1. Very nice hike. Gus and Roxie were very quiet last night and even this morning! Gus has hesitated at the stairs and the jump onto the bed. It was a good work out for us all!

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    1. Yes, it was. Kelley was quiet last night and I thought she might be sore this morning but when we got to the forest she was enthusiastic and we did 2 hours.

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  2. I can just imagine how peaceful it must be out there this time of year.

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    1. Yes, it was Kim- but even in summer we seldom meet people on these trails

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