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Monday, February 8, 2016

2/7/16 Little Long Pond

With the new snow ( on a Sunday)  the question was where to hike. We did not want to compete with snowmobilers or skiers and we didn't want untrod trails. I thought we could find something here.

A beautiful sunny day, snow, mid 30's, and no wind. We started form the upper parking lot as there were no spots near the gate. This could have been a problem because when snowy the Friends Path is often not used, but today it had been.

At the pond we found the West Trail had not been used and the west side carriage road didn't look good either. We crossed the end of the pond to the east side.

The pond with long shadows from the trees.

The carriage road on the east side had a nice packed path for walkers and tracks for skiers.

I can never isolate this tree the way I would like.

Plant in snow for today.

When we got to the cobblestone bridge we found that most people had turned around there. Both the carriage roads and the stream trail looked difficult so we turned around too,.

A view of Jordan Stream from the bridge.

Another tree I liked. You can see that it clouded up along the way.

Kelley found some water near the end of the pond

Starting to clear

The other side of the pond

Back up the Friends Path- wished I had brought a pole from the trunk.

Back on level ground.

Small stream near the parking lot.

A really nice hike on a beautiful day. Kelley was enthusiastic and did well. We met lots of dogs and their owners, including a couple and their dog we see regularly at City Forest - this, of course, pleased Kelley. 2  1/2 hours but a fair amount of that time was chatting with the people we met along the way. 


  1. I like the picture of Jordan Stream best.

  2. I really like the snow on the rocks in the river! The other photos are really great, too. I have to say I know what you mean about the tree. Sometimes, you have to get creative to get the shot you want :)

    1. Thank you for your comments Betty


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