Thirties and mostly sunny - predicted to cloud up. Didn't know if we would get in here or not. Two weeks ago we found the two mile road in icy and didn't try it because we once spent an afternoon getting towed out. Today there was no ice on the road but it was muddy and rutted.
The trail however was in good shape.
and there was water beside the trail
When we turned off toward Partridge we encountered more ice but only one big patch
The pond was mostly frozen
but for the end where a stream flows out of it
Enough for Kelley
There is a shallow spot in the stream where we cross to a nice ledge for our apple break
I broke some of the thin ice by the shore and Kelley went in very briefly - she didn't care for the ice.
We headed back down the trail to Ducktail. It too was mostly still frozen
but also has a stream flowing out of the end
with water for kelley
On the way back - another bridge she won't use.
One last dip
A nice hike. Kelley did well and seemed to like it. 1 3/4 hours