Yesterday the nearby snowmobile trails had not been used so we just went to Essex Woods. Only one person had been on that trail and didn't go far and neither did we - it was a bit of a slog. There were people and dogs in the dog park so we joined them for awhile.
Today we wanted to get in a descent hike as another storm is forecast for Friday and Saturday with 12 to 18 inches of snow. This morning it was below zero when we got up but about 10 degrees when we got to Corinna. The sun was shining and there was no wind so it was actually comfortable. I had thought we had not done this section but when we arrived I realized we had. There is parking at a city lot so you start out in the town but are soon in the woods- not as nice as some of the others as the woods are not as dense and the trees smaller- probably logged in the past. The trail had, however, been groomed and walking was not bad.
No dramatic scenery but I found some plants in the snow
Another view of the trail - section with more conifers
Waiting - again
And some more plants
We were passed by two snowmobiles on the way out and about a dozen on our way back. A lot for a weekday but I think they were taking advantage of all the good snow. Most slow down and give us a wide berth and kelley has learned to go off the side of the trail and lie down until they pass. Though not dramatic a pleasant day in the sun and we got in a 3 hour hike. I was recently asked about mileage and said we rarely know the miles only the time. Today there were mile markers and we passed 7 ( near the start) 8, 9, and 10 so out and back was 6 1/2 to 7 miles.