Thirty degrees and sunny. Decided to head over to Franklin where there are several trails we do and see if we could access any of them. Myric Pond Rd, to Tunk Mt. Trail was not plowed. Dynamite Brook Rd. to Catherine, Caribou, and Donnell Pond trails was also not plowed. Hidden Pond parking lot not plowed and large snow bank preventing entrance. That left the rail trail back in Franklin. This is part of an 85 mile trail - only a portion shown above - and part of the proposed East Coast Greenway.
The trail had not had any recent snowmobile activity and only a few prints by walkers the footing was pretty good. Light snow over snow/ice with a very few bare spots.
Kelley quickly found some water
Taking a break while I take a picture
Card Mill Stream
A side trail which leads to the end of ( I think ) Donnell Pond . This was a bit of a slog for me as the trail had not had much traffic. The crust supported Kelley.
A two shot pano of the pond - click for larger view
Real water for Kelley
After we shared an apple we headed back the way we had come. Not a bad hike, even though not as interesting as the alternatives. Kelley seemed happy with it. 2 3/4 hours