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Monday, December 12, 2016

12/11/16 Newman Hill-Hinds

Sunny and warmer - lower 20's . We had not done this part of Newman Hill in a long time- no summer use - and I think we came in from the other end last time. Did not bring a map because didn't think we needed one.

The trail starts in woods and them goes across the bog.

After leaving the bog and some more woods the trail seemed to end at an intersection of woods roads. We followed this one thinking we would pick up the trail but did not. We met a couple and asked them where we were and got directions to the main trailhead and , I hoped, winter maps. (That's the trail after the question marked area) There were maps, but they did not include the area we just hiked! I was ready to turn back but Kelley wanted to go further - I think she remembered the water ahead. We only went a short distance and turned and headed back

Eerie ice

Back in the woods

Not sure if this is serious or not.

We had no trouble following our trail back. I again checked where the trail seemed to end and could not see a continuation - perhaps overgrown- so little snow last winter that there was little trail work. Back home I found the old map posted above. In spite of navigation difficulties it was a beautiful day and Kelley did well. 1  1/2 hours 


  1. I'm always amazed at how well you navigate those trails. Trail maps do not work for me--I am hopelessly lost from the minute I begin. I never can keep my directions straight and should possibly learn to use a compass!!

    Looks like beautiful blue skies there. More snow here (yay!) but ugh, the gloom day after day starts to wear on ya.........

    1. The trails we do well on are those we have done several times- new ones maybe. My sense of direction is not good - I bought a compass but never learned to use it. We had a beautiful day today - hopefully posted tomorrow -and more snow forecast late in the week.

  2. It looks and sounds like a lovely hike for you both. Good you are both doing well.

    1. Thanks Betty, we are and it was a nice hike.


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