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Thursday, December 22, 2016

12/21/16 Little Long Pond

Nice sunny day and we decided to try one of Kelley's favorites. It's warmer on the coast and we were hoping for less crusty snow and ice on the trails. Mid 30's when we got there so it looked good.

Unfortunately the pond was frozen

but we found some water where a small stream runs out of the pond and into the ocean.

Just some lichen

Another spot where Kelley usually gets in - frozen

After crossing the meadow we got into the woods and a small stream was still running. The trail had almost no snow and very little ice.

When we got to where the West Trail meets the Jordan Stream Trail there was lots of water.

Kelley was doing so well, I decided we would do the trail to Cobblestone Bridge and loop back on the east side.

There was more snow and a lot more ice on this trail and it took awhile for Kelley to find  to find entrance to the stream

We made it almost to the bridge and came to an icy slope that I had trouble getting up and that stopped Kelley. I couldn't find a way around as the banks there are a steep climb. Giving up we backtracked to a trail that took us to the carriage road on the east side.

The meadow viewed from the carriage road.

When we got back to our starting point a bit of the pond had melted and Kelley got a drink.

Beautiful day and Kelley did very well. She was probably disappointed that we didn't meet anyone until a man and his dog at the end of our hike--very unusual as we normally meet several people and dogs on the carriage road -- and that much of the water was frozen. 2  1/4 hours 


  1. Seeing Kelley in that icy cold water gives me the shivers! She must have really thick fur.

    1. Hi Linda - she has a double coat,one of them waterproof. I have never seen her bothered by cold. The other day it was below zero and after a short walk she stayed outside in the snow in spite of me trying to coax her in.

  2. Looks like it was a beautiful day out.
    Such differences in the amounts of snow remaining. Supposed to hit the 40's on Monday--so I imagine we'll start clearing out some snow as well.
    Have a very Merry Christmas, John (and Kelley!)

    1. It was Sue - we still have 4 or 5 inches in Bangor - we got a little more snow yesterday - tomorrow upper 30's and rain -sill up and down. Merry Christmas to you too.


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