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Thursday, January 15, 2015

1/14/15 Newport Dover-Foxcroft Rail Trail


Minus nine degrees when we got up but sun and no wind. I stalled as long as I could and it was up to ten degrees when we started our hike. This is the same trail we did a week ago but from the Dover-Foxcroft end. I cannot find a better map so the point we reached on the trail is a guess.


A short distance from our start is a bridge that crosses the Piscataquis River









We saw very little evidence of snowmobile activity but the trail, which seems wider at this end, had been groomed and left us a nice firm surface to walk on.


An area of dead trees- probably the result of beavers flooding the area.


A small stream the trail crossed



Kelley seemed happy with the trail - she likes places we haven't been to recently .


Yet another weed


Railing of a bridge over a very small and completely frozen stream


Piece of fence


Near the point we turned around was a road and an old building with a colorful door.


This was a very nice hike with the sun on the snow, no ice, and  no wind so it was also comfortable. Kelley didn't have any water she could get to but there were lots of fresh scents to explore.  3 hours





2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great walk with awesome weather. I like your photos, especially the snow on the rail. Of course, pics of Kelley are always a treat!

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    1. Thank you Betty - it was a beautiful day.

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