Cold ( 7 degrees) and gray but no wind. Kelley had an appointment with her vet in Newport and when she does we hike this trail. We also hike it from the Dover-Foxcroft end but have never done the whole 26 miles.
A snowmobile had preceded us and that made for pretty good footing. Kelley was very excited ,as she usually is on a trail we haven't done recently- we hadn't been here since her last appointment in July.
The sun is trying to come out
More plants in the snow
Waiting for me
And some cable
Not a bad hike in spite of the cold - once I got warmed up it wasn't bad and having no wind helped - Kelley never minds the cold and was enthusiastic throughout even though there was not liquid water. The sun never did make it out. 3 hours