Forecast was for clear weather but it was 31 and mostly gray- a couple of times it tried to clear but didn't get far. We went over to the island because there promised to be less snow and ice. We started from the Hulls Cove end.
There was little snow left
At one point there is a stream to cross- only deep enough to be over the tops of your boots but slippery rocks to navigate
There is little elevation gain but apparently enough for there to be more snow on the bushes
A beaver dam between the two ponds that needs to be crossed
We then returned the way we had come. A pretty good hike in spite of failing to find the path to the top of McFarland ( we know another way up and have looked for the trail from the top too - also without success).Kelley had lots of water and I managed the water hazards without wet feet. 2 1/4 hours