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Saturday, March 8, 2014

3/8/14 Little River Trail

A beautiful day- mostly sunny with some clouds in the middle- 27 degrees when we started and 42 when we finished. Our friend Mary went with us and Kelley liked that she did. We started from the Water District office end of the trail. This is an interesting trail in that it is in the city of Belfast but except for a road crossing you are mostly in the woods and not aware how close you are to all the city stuff.

This is the No. 1 reservoir next to the Water District office and parking lot.

The first part of the trail had a thin glaze of ice but was not bad with ice grippers. There was less ice as we progressed and also there had been less traffic and we theorized that was the reason for less ice. By the time we got to where we turned around there had been a lone walker and we had fluffy snow. We followed the trail along the river and reservoirs until it turns north away from the river and stopped for lunch before turning back. On our return the  trail conditions had improved as the rising temperatures softened the ice glaze. We met a woman and her dog on the way back but no one else the rest of the hike.

Some pictures from along the way

The spillway at the end of reservoir No. 2

A beautiful day and a nice hike. The moderate temperatures were a real treat after the frigid days we have endured.  3  1/4 hours 

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