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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

10/24/16 Partridge and Ducktail Ponds

After several days of rain - not enough to help the drought - we have 40's , windy, and a mix of sun and clouds. Felt like winter was on the way.

Sunny start with most leaves on the ground

The small streams were still dry but Kelley found a puddle

Tiny pine ( 8") with buds- had not seen this before

Partridge Pond - most of the color is gone

From the end

From the ledge where we had our apple break

One last dip before we head to Ducktail

A bigger puddle on the trail

 Ducktail Pond

A bit nippy, especially next to the ponds with the wind coming off the water, but still a good hike. Kelley did very well with no lagging behind and lots of energy. We had the place to ourselves. 1 3/4 hours


  1. Lots of swimming for Kelley today!

    1. Yes, that's why we picked this hike- most places the small streams and ponds are still dry

  2. I always look for Kelley in the water! Love the leaves on the ground--I don't see that much here with so many pines. Your new growth on the pine is quite pretty.

    1. Thanks Betty- the fall color is about done but we also have lots of pines and so get green in the winter


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