Thirty five and gray- light rain or snow forecast. We still have lots of snow but now it's getting soft and making walking difficult. Headed to this area because there are several hikes in the area and we hoped one would be OK.
At this trailhead the parking lot had been plowed so that was a good start. There had been some trail use , though not very recently. Still not bad if you watched your step - though the snow seemed to support her, Kelley mostly stayed behind and followed my steps. .You start up the hill and then this first section, along the ridge, is one of my favorites.
Going down the other side
The trail then swings SW and eventually gets near the stream. Before we got there Kelley found some water-not much - but liquid water.
Not too far beyond here there was no evidence of prior traffic and each step resulted in me being knee deep in snow. Kelley just stopped and watched me until I gave up and turned back.
On the way back light snow started and continued the rest of the day. In spite of the difficult walking it had been a pretty day in the woods and very peaceful as we met no one. 1 3/4 hours