Mix of sun and clouds- 11 degrees when we left home and 22 when we started the hike ( hadn't changed when we finished) - it's usually a few degrees warmer on the coast. We started from the trailhead on Rte. 3
The start of the trail was clear
We soon ran into some patches of ice but there is a small stream running down this side , along and in the trail, so it was mostly water. Coming down the other side there was a lot more ice , the worst being the open ledges which were sheets of ice.
Kelley didn't like it either and is looking for a way around.
One of the reasons I chose this hike was that I thought there would be water for kelley.. The brook was running but there was a lot of ice , especially along the bank, which stopped her from getting in- there are also places she doesn't like the bank.
But there were a few places she was able to get in.
Not a bad hike in spite of the icy trails which slowed us down. . We rarely meet any one on this hike but today we met a couple with a dog on the Asticou and then two men building a bridge across the brook as part of a new trail they were building. It will run from the Asticou Gardens to Little Long Pond, being a continuation of the Thuya gardens Trail- they said ready by spring but will check out the completes section next time we are in the area. 2 3/4 hours