After our last hike, Kelley was very stiff and not comfortable. The next day she didn't want to get in the car for a hike so we took a couple of days off. This morning she seemed much better and was willing to get in the car. She isn't ever anxious to get in the car because she needs help and doesn't like that. We would go for her favorite hike.
This morning we had upper 40's but cloudy and quite windy so it felt colder. We did our usual route around the pond
First things first
Grainy and out of focus ( too far away and windy) but a sign of spring - still no wildflowers.
Obligatory shot of the pond.
Still at the end of the pond but the west side.
In the Jordan Stream - deep enough to swim.
Some shots of Jordan Stream
Kelley did very well most of the hike but was slowing down and lagging behind the last half hour. You can see we got some sun and it was more pleasant on this side of the pond.
Turned out well ( I did slip on a bog bridge and have a sore back and arm but nothing major). We didn't meet anyone, which is very unusual. We rarely meet anyone on the west side trail but locals walk their dogs on the carriage road on the east side ( no leash rule this part of the park) - but not today. 2 hours