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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

4/25/16 DeMeritt Forest

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.

Another stump

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


  1. Love the stump photos--you always find nice things (even if there aren't any flowers yet!)
    Glad Kelley was better today.

    1. Thanks Sue- not only no flowers, it's snowing (lightly) as I write this.

  2. I always admire the way you get out to hike everyday. Poor Kelley.

    1. Thanks Kim - for Kelley, I'm now trying every other day. Off days she lays around the yard and sleeps- gives me a chance to finally get the garden ready.


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