Overcast and 60's and Kelley not showing much enthusiasm for going. Decided on an easy hike at Sunkhaze - we haven't been able to hike here in sometime because of the snow.
We usually also do an additional trail but decide on just Johnson Brook today.
Many of the trails in the refuge are old woods roads.
We, of course, went to the beaver pond
And then went back to where the trail turns west. We found a lot of blow downs and a trail badly in need of maintenance.
There were several of these "road blocks" to work around but some of the work rounds involved water
There was a sign on the board in the parking lot indicating that sections of the trail were closed due to uneven surfaces of the boardwalks
Though Kelley looked askance we managed to navigate all of them. The second half of the trail was in better shape and we managed to complete the loop. I was glad we had chosen just the one trail, as a usually easy trail was somewhat
arduous for Kelley because of the trail conditions. 1 1/2 hours