A little warmer - 20's - but still windy. We hadn't done this one yet this winter and rarely meet anyone on it. We started from Medford Center. Can't tell where we reached on this map. The trail is 11 miles long - we also hike it from the Lagrange end.
Another old railbed converted to a recreational trail. Mostly a straight shot through woods.
with some wetlands
Kelley reluctantly crossing the bridge - there were small open spaces which she doesn't like - she had explored the possibility of going around but the banks were too steep and snowy.
Patterns in the ice
Some leaves on the ground - it was too windy to photograph most plants
My goal had been a larger stream but when we hadn't reached it after well over an hour we turned back - apparently farther than I had remembered. The hike was 2 3/4 hours long and I feared too long for Kelley, though she was enthusiastic and did well throughout , leading at the end. ( She was stiff next morning so we will have an easy walk or day off) . Not an especially exciting trail but pleasant with good walking and except for one snowmobiler we had it to ourselves.