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