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Sunday, February 15, 2015

2/14/15 Little Long Pond



Cold  ( 8 degrees ) but sunny and no wind . Blizzard warning for tonight and tomorrow so we wanted a nice hike today. We were here ten days ago and couldn't park because the parking area hadn't been plowed out and on the west side no one had been on the trails. Today we were able to park on the east side. There still hasn't been a lot of activity but there was a narrow packed path with pretty good footing.





Looking across the pond





and a view further along


Lichen



When we reached the bridge and tried to go west the trail was not well used and walking more difficult for both of us and we turned back. Same result when we tried going north so we returned the way we had come. We always meet people and dogs here but today had met no one 'till when almost back we met two skiers and their two dogs.

I always take a picture from the end of the pond and had to go through heavy snow to get there today.



We continued across the bottom  to checked out the other side and it had not been used either so we drove to the parking lot on the west side but couldn't get up the hill, slid back and into a snow bank and were stuck. After several additions of sand and much rocking back and forth I got out and back down to the road. I gave up- we had only got in an hour and a half hike but it had been pretty. 

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like you're really getting hammered with the snow lately. I'm sure having to get the car unstuck adds to the frustration. Beautiful looking day out , though.

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    1. A pretty day in spite of the car.

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  2. Looks like it was a beautiful day!

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    1. Hi Linda, Yes , it was and the park is a beautiful place

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  3. At least, you tried. Sometimes, it just isn't meant to be but you did see some pretty scenery.

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    1. Thanks Betty- it is a pretty place and was nicer than the storm we are having today.

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  4. Getting stuck in the snow in the middle of nowhere is never good. Glad you got out.

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    1. Hi Kim- sounds worse than it was- we were near the road and could have got help but i appreciate your concern.

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