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Sunday, May 4, 2014

5/3/14 Partridge and Ducktail Ponds

Forecast was for sunny and 60's - we got cloudy and 50's - but probably better than tomorrow for which  rain is forecast.

We started from the Partridge Pond Trailhead. The trail had some wet spots but there are some new bog bridges in some places.

An amusing piece

Some other things we saw

An old root with dead grass and new growth

 Old leaves

 and new

 colorful fungus

and Kelley found lots of water

A bridge she will not cross

We continued past the turnoff for Partridge on an unmarked but easily followed trail which takes you to the northern end of the pond

We then went back and took the trail over to the southern end of the pond

and back to the main trail and then over to Ducktail

After a little lunch we headed back and Kelley got into her last water for the day

We had seen no one until near the end we met a couple with a child and two young pups. This made Kelley happy- people ( she especially likes kids) and dogs. It had been a nice hike in spite of the lack of sun- there was no wind so it was a comfortable temperature for hiking.  2  1/2 hours


  1. I don't blame Kelley for not crossing that bridge! It looks pretty sketchy.

    1. Hi Linda- yes, sometimes she's smarter than i am

  2. The bridge was intriguing. Makes me wonder where it leads.... :-)

    1. Hi Kim- it is unusual but is just part of the trail


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