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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

3/25/14 Glenburn Trails

This is the forecast for tomorrow so we wanted to get in a good one today.

Snow. Blowing snow. Snow may be heavy at times. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches. Windy with highs in the upper 20s. North winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph...increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

Wednesday Night
Blowing snow in the evening. Mostly cloudy with snow showers in the evening...then mostly clear after midnight. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the evening. Additional light snow accumulation. Windy with lows around 12. North winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph...becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 40 mph after midnight. Chance of snow 90 percent.

Mix of sun and clouds, about 20 degrees , and a little wind. We decided to try the trail that had given us problems last time we hiked it because some logging had obscured the trail and we ended up way off track.

The trails were in great shape- well packed with good footing and no ice. These trees have, however suffered from this winter's weather

Kelley was very enthusiastic and was ranging farther afield than usual.

When we reached the logged area today there were men there and they showed us where the snowmobile trail continued and we followed there good instructions 

Another bridge Kelley would not cross

She went down into the gully and up the other side. Only because the crust was strong enough to support her.

The trail ended at the lake and a sign told us to proceed at our own risk

We also looked for the trail that went south and then turned a couple of times to come back to the trail we had come in on. We could not find it but had passed  a memorial trail and thought that was part of the rectangle and went back to try it.

We eventually reached a fork and thought that was the intersection of '2' and '7' on the map- there are not markers on the trails. But we had to leave that exploration for another day and turned back. I think the # 2 branch would take us to the extension of the  trails we do from our house. We will find out next time. 

Leftover conifer

We returned the way we had come and here are almost back

We got in a good hike - 3  1/2 hours . Other than the logging people we met no one and it was quite pleasant weather-wise. 


  1. Sorry you are still getting snow! At least you and Kelley got out before the storm hit.

    1. Thanks, Linda - seems to be no end to it this year

  2. Good thing you and Kelly got out yesterday Batten down the hatches today,,

  3. Wow - that was one heck of a long hike! I'm sorry you're still getting hit with snow. I bet you're ready for spring.

    1. Hi Kim- wanted to get in a good one in case we didn't get out today. I am definitely ready for spring.


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