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Monday, March 3, 2014

3/2/14 Snowmobile Trail from Walker Ridge Rd.


Cold gray day but only a little wind. A month ago we took the Georges Highland Path ( on map above) but found the area near Hogback confusing and did not find the trail up Hogback . A couple of years ago we had taken the snowmobile trail ( in summer) that starts out next to the GHP and it had taken us to the Hogback Trail so we decided to try that today.

This turned out to be one of the prettier snowmobile trails we have been on but also the hilliest - by far. It also did not take us to our goal . I assumed the trail had been rerouted and a logging road we turned from had been the original route. This was confirmed by a man we talked to at the end of our hike.

The trail was in good condition with nicely packed snow so good walking if you don't mind lots of hills-some of them quite long. . Six snowmobiles passed us on our way out and only two on our return. Kelley liked this hike as it was new to her and that always arouses her interest.

The start


After you cross Rte. 220 you climb a hill across a large meadow and pass an old farm




Some more pictures of the trail and it's hills








Looking back down the first hill near the start


Almost back



An interesting hike with pretty views. Next time we will try to follow the old trail.  2  1/2 hours 

6 comments:

  1. I like your photo of the old farm and machinery in the snowy field.

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  2. This looks really nice, John-- Especially for a winter trek!

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    1. It was quite pretty, though a bit hilly. We started from the same place we parked for Frye Mtn. Also good for the dogs. I bet during the week we would see no snowmobiles

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    1. Hi penbayman - apparently they groom it.

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