We started from the Irving on Rte 15 and took the trail that heads west. The start was very icy. There was also a lot more snow than at home.
But once we got in the woods there was good footing
One other open area was icy
Back in the woods
Because of the strong winds last night the snow was littered with bits from the trees which ruined my nice backgrounds for weeds. I did find this lichen on a rock.
Some of the blowdowns from last nights wind.
Decided to try a side trail we had not done before - primarily because there had been no recent use and it was nicely packed snow. It took us to the highway and went off in two directions. This was not the day to see where they went and we headed back
Another side trail looked like it would take us back to the main trail and it did.
Other than the treacherous ice at the start the footing was pretty good and the woods still pretty. Kelley did well and seemed less bothered by the ice than she usually is. 1 3/4 hours