Twenty three degrees, cloudy, and snow predicted. We hadn't been to the forest in quite awhile ( Kelley got bored with it) so a nice close hike.
We started out on the West Trail which turned out to be very icy.
but Kelley found a small stream that was flowing
and another stream.
Not much color this time of year
When we got to the end of West Trail we went down to check the old rail bed. Sometime in the past someone had run a snowmobile down it and left us a nice firm snowy path. Decided to do our old loop even though didn't know the condition of the side trail we would need to get back to West and our car.
Resting while I took the picture
Side trail proved to be in good shape with packed snow and very little ice.
Last years fern
Not much water but she'll take it.
Turned out better than expected after the icy start. The woods were pretty and we had more trail without ice than with ( Kelley doesn't like ice either) . She did well though we didn't meet anyone on the trails ( we had seen a man in the parking lot). 2 hours