Forties and hazy sun with rain predicted. We picked nearby Walden to get in a hike before the rain ( which never happened) . A friend had said the trails were in not bad shape and at the start they were clear.
This clump looked like it might be starting to green ( wishful thinking ?)
When we got on the north part of the loop it was mostly clear but there were sections of ice - but snow to walk on along the sides
The old rail bed was mostly clear at the start
and Kelley found water
but some sections still had ice.
a little color
Kelley wanted to take a side trail and on it found some nice water
I wasn't sure where the trail went but we came out on the snowmobile trail along the easement and then took another side trail back to the loop. This section was in good shape.
Another bit of color.
This turned out well. Any ice was easily got around, Kelley seemed happy and did well - she was disappointed when several places she usually gets in the water were still frozen. We met a man and his dog but otherwise had it to ourselves 1 1/2 hours