Cold ( 40 degrees) , cloudy, and windy. Perfect day for one of Kelley's favorites.
Pano of the pond - please click for larger version
and into the pond
a little further along
Back into the woods - West Side Trail
A bridge that's been iffy in the past has really deteriorated and Kelley refused to cross it. I was also afraid I would slide off it's slippery surface.
I ended up going back down my side of the stream, with Kelley following on the other, until we found a place she could cross.
Back on the trail
At the cobblestone bridge we climbed up to the carriage road to head down the east side. I found a surviving plant.
The north end of the pond
Looking across a little farther along.
Some berries and some leaves
Last time before we head home.
A nice hike on a dreary day. We only met a few people, which had to disappoint Kelley. She did well on this hike. 2 hours