Melting continues so we chose another rail-trail. Since the beds were built up you don't end up wading through marshy areas. We started from Dover-Foxcroft but because the map lacks detail I cannot show where we ended.The trail is 27 miles long. A nice day - forty eight degrees and sunny with a little wind.
At the start, just before you cross the river the ground was bare, as was the bridge.
and the ice is gone out of the river
Once across the river there was still snow and ice but Kelley and quickly found some water
Further along the trail was mostly snow covered and it still looked like winter
The stream had also lost it's ice
One of the areas of dead trees- I think the result of beaver's flooding the area.
and more melting ice
Turned out to be a nice hike - mostly good footing with only a few small muddy patches and mainly still packed snow. Kelley was enthusiastic and there were numerous opportunities to get into water. She took advantage of many of them. The weather was fine and we had the trail to ourselves 2 1/2 hours