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Monday, February 16, 2015

2/16/15 Essex Woods

Yesterday was another winter storm. Very cold with strong winds and snow and we just walked around the neighborhood. This morning was clear but still very cold and windy with wind chill warnings. We got only a few inches of new snow rather than the one to two feet predicted. After I cleared the drive we drove to City Forest but the road down to the parking lot had not been plowed so we went to try Essex Woods. Someone had taken  snowmobiles down the hill to the rail bed - probably yesterday - and it was easy walking.  They had turned east on the rail bed but Kelley spotted a man and his dog in the other direction  so we went west. There was still a pretty good packed path.

After the dogs met and played briefly the man and his dog turned into a neighborhood and we turned back and got to the section used by the snowmobiles.

The snowmobiles had only gone to the foot of  the sledding hill and the snow was deep beyond there but Kelley spotted some sledders at the top of the hill so we had to climb up so she could greet them.  She then headed for the car which was fine with me. It was a beautiful day but the wind was still strong and it had not warmed much. 


  1. It does look nice but I don`t want snow anymore and would love to see a little more sunshine!

    1. Thank you for commenting. The sunshine makes the snow more beautiful and the winter more bearable.


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