Called the park to check on trail conditions and was told the snow was mostly gone ( we still had six or seven inches on the ground) but the trails were likely very muddy. Decided we would do the carriage roads around the pond instead. Turned out to be nicer there than at home- mostly sunny and 50's.
The snow was mostly gone, though there were patches of snow in shaded areas.
A nice lichen
Today there was water everywhere beside the roads and Kelley was happy about that.
One of the few views from the carriage road
Until we got to the east side of the pond we had not met any dogs but Kelley did get to greet a crew working to clear storm damage. Once along the east side we did meet a few people and dogs but not as many as would be expected on such a nice day.
View across one of the fields
and the pond from the south end
One last dip in the pond before we head up the Friends Path to our car.
A nice hike on a beautiful day- there won't be many like this for awhile. 2 hours