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Saturday, January 23, 2016

1/22/16 City Forest

Cold and windy but sunny. Yesterday we had a rest day with just a short walk around the neighborhood. This morning Kelley seems to have recovered from our overlong hike the day before yesterday. We first went to the snowmobile trail at the end of Fox Hollow Rd., only to find it had not been in use. Not sure what is going on with many of the nearby trails - they  don't seem to be being used this year. Next choice the forest.

We started from the inner parking lot as the beaver pond is frozen, I didn't take many pictures - just enough to show conditions.

The West Trail was nicely packed with good footing.

At the end of West we went down to the railbed and found someone had run a snowmobile down it - more good footing ( last time we had checked it, only a skier had used it)

Knowing the side trail we usually use has been partly closed we took another we use less often. It had enough use to make it good walking too. Kelley actually started down it running.

A nice hike. Kelley did very well and was enthusiastic, leading most of the way. We also met several people and two dogs which always makes her happy. 1  3/4 hours


  1. Gorgeous sunny skies---but you can keep the wind. I've never gotten used to walking in wind--and I grew up in Illinois (wind all the time!)
    Glad Kelley was doing well. Hope the same for you. Have a good week

    1. Thanks Sue. You have a good week too.


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