Forties when we got up- strange weather continues along with uncertainty about trail conditions. Perch Pond is not a long drive - last winter we usually couldn't get in the parking lot or off the road.
From the north trail parking you can take either a trail in the woods or a parallel old woods road. The road looked to have had more traffic so we chose that.
We found the beaver pond frozen
This trail had some bike tracks
Perch Pond was also frozen - this is a spot where Kelley can usually get in.
A fishing shanty - I would not trust that ice.
Back on the trail I accidently broke through some ice and then took out enough for Kelley to, at least, get wet.
Returning we took the woods trail to the parking lot because there was a tiny stream that might be flowing - it was
Bog bridges on that trail
This hike was mostly a bit of a slog for me - one section of trail had had no use. A bit easier for Kelley - when the surface didn't support her she stepped in my tracks. Still it was pretty in the woods and peaceful as we met no one. Kelley did well in spit of less than ideal conditions. 1 1/2 hours