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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

8/15/16 Partridge and Ducktail Ponds

Mix of sun and clouds with temps in the 70's but quite humid. Last time we were here deer flies were fairly numerous and annoying - today there were none and few mosquitoes. Kelley was off to a slow start but got into it as we proceeded.

Seems too early

I'm not crossing that. Usually she just finds a way around but today she sat down first.

There are a couple of small streams that cross the trail a small pool. Today they were all dry.  and this was the first water she found.

Section of trail

Partridge Pond

The dry area in the picture above is usually a small stream that we walk through to get to the ledge on the other side.

and usually have an apple break

and more water

Wintergreen in Reindeer Lichen on the way to Ducktail

Ducktail Pond

Last water for today

Pretty good hike. Kelley did OK after a slow start but I think the humidity bothered her- it did me. 2 hours 


  1. Yes, I've seen some leaves turning already too - way too early!

    1. Thanks for looking Linda- weird weather continues

  2. The leaves are gorgeous. I , for one, am soooo looking forward to autumn and to see those first signs of color always brings me great joy!
    We're still toooo warm this week, but I see in the extended forecast we'll have 70's next week. I'll probably think that's COLD after all of this!
    Have a great week, John

    1. Thanks Sue- I think fall is my favorite season. We are getting much needed rain but back to 85 tomorrow


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