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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

4/9/14 City Forest

Rainy yesterday but today is sunny and upper 40's. Problem is till trying to find trails to hike. City Forest is close to home. The road down to the parking lot was closed because they were working on it and we walked across the meadow and down past the beaver pond. Pond is still frozen but lots of water running across the dam resulting in one wet foot.

The West Trail  had a lot of ice and I eventually got my ice grippers out of my pack. There were also, surprisingly, sections with fairly deep snow.

When we got to the rail bed we went north but were soon stopped by water across the trail

I also would not trust the ice just a bit further on. We just started south when we met a couple. The trail was soft snow and they said some water further on. The man said he had been in Greenville ( north of Bangor) and there was still a lot of snow there. He thought the rail-trail from Dover-Foxcroft ( also a bit north of us) still had some packed snow. We may try that tomorrow.

We went back by way of the Main and Loop Roads and they were completely clear of ice and snow.

Not a bad hike- it was good to be out in the sun and Kelley found lots of water to get into. 2 hours. 


  1. The thing I don't like about this time of year is all the mud.

    1. Me either- just starting here - a regular event this time of year - called mud season.


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