Overcast, upper 30's. with rain forecast. Decided to go to nearby Walden for an hours walk.
The first part of the Loop Trail was a bit lumpy but the surface supported me if I was careful where I stepped - a few jolts when one foot broke through the crust. It was supportive of Kelley and she seemed happy to be there. we hadn't been in awhile and that meant lots of new smells.
Still enough snow to make it pretty.
The old rail bed section was smoother as a snowmobile had used it in the past
Coming back on the other side of the loop
There was a small bit of water near the beaver pond and Kelley walked around it but finally decided the snow covered bank was too steep and gave it up. A nice peaceful short hike as we had it all to ourselves.