Yesterday Kelley did not want to hike but today she was ok. I'm going to try hiking every other day. I think her age is starting to tell - she will be 9 in August.
Today - upper 40's but sunny with little wind so a pretty good day to be in the woods. Still no leaves on the trees or wildflowers and the light was very contrasty so not a good day for photos.
Freshly cut stump
First small stream
Parts of the trails were still pretty wet or muddy - no problem for Kelley.
Taking an apple break. She eats quickly and so usually gets part of my half too.
Another wet section
Kelley did well and I let her choose parts of the route. She is definitely slower and I slowed to her pace - I naturally walk fast - and this seemed to work well. We had the place to ourselves so a nice peaceful hike. 1 3/4 hours