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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

2/29/16 Branch Lake

Yesterday Kelley didn't want to get in the car so we just walked around the neighborhood.

First choice was Partridge Pond but there is a two mile drive on a dirt road to the trailhead. Three winters ago we slid off the road and spent the afternoon getting out of there.  I looked at the road this morning and saw ice and opted out. There is a road from Rte. 9 that goes to Ellsworth ( I wasn't sure where it came out) where we could do the  trail at Branch Lake we didn't do a few days ago.

When we got to the trail head it was 50 degrees, mostly sunny, and windy. Rain predicted for this afternoon.

Kelley soon found some water

and I found some ice

The tote road was mostly clear with patches of snow.

Parts of the trail also had snow and some small patches of ice but were mostly in good shape.

The lake has started to thaw, at least near the shore.

Because of the rocky shore, Kelley has a hard time getting to the deeper water

We completed the loop and headed back. Turned out to be a nice hike on a pretty day. Kelley did well. 1  1/2 hours 


  1. I'm glad the two of you are doing well for the hike. Your photos of the water and snow are very nice to see, since you are getting on toward spring.

    1. Thank you Betty - we are ready for the end of ice.


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