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Saturday, December 9, 2017

12/8/17 Caribou Bog

We had a nice hour hike on a cold sunny morning. There was thin ice on the pond which I was able to break for Kelley to get wet. We did a section of trail that I thought we had only done once before but it turned out to be a different trail. We came to a road we had not seen before and rather than wander around we retraced our steps back the way we had come. Kelley did well but I have a new camera and screwed up all of the pictures. I know whereI went wrong and will do better next time.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

12/6/17 Snowmobile Trail Along the Kenduskeag

Overcast but a bit warmer so we went for a short walk on the snowmobile trail - no snow yet - we have had rain.

Small stream at the start that runs into the Kenduskeag




Looking wintry even without snow.







Lots of this lichen around



No ice in the stream



and Kelley went out farther than she has been going. Recently we haven't been near water deep enough for her to swim.




More lichens




A short outing but Kelley did well and seemed happy with the water.




Wednesday, December 6, 2017

12/5/17 City Forest

Cold gray day but I tried for a little exercise. And also first test of new camera. Turned out to be a short walk.

Checking who has been here since our last visit



Not a very inviting scene



and there was ice on the pond. I managed to break a little near the shore so Kelley could at least get wet but she was disappointed.



People had thrown rocks and they remained on the ice. Trying to break it?



We walked a short distance but neither of us was into it and we soon headed back. Kelley is lagging behind.

Monday, December 4, 2017

12/3/17 Partridge Pond



Low thirties, sun and clouds but little wind so not bad once we got moving.

Start of the trail - bare trees but still pretty in the sun.



A small stream and first chance for water



Reindeer Lichen



Partridge Pond







A granite ledge we sit on to have our apple break







Small pool in the trail



Don't know what created this anomaly



Last water before we got to the car


Kelley did well today on a 1 and 3/4 hour hike.


Friday, December 1, 2017

12/1/17 trail Along the Keduskeag

Mary called to invite us along for a walk along the Kenduskeag. Gray morning with light drizzle but I thought Mary's dog Ollie would be an incentive for Kelley.


Very wintry looking trail



Ollie was interested but not quite ready to venture in



A little stick play



Ollie watching Kelley do her water shake



Really tempted but still....



Kelley went out farther than she has been doing.



We walked until Kelley sat to let us know she had had enough and turned back. A pleasant little outing 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

11/29/17 Harbor Brook

Kelley has not been interested in hikes and we have had some crumby weather so, just walks around the neighborhood, The last two days i have cut back her pain meds, thinking she was too sedated and this morning we headed for one of her favorite hikes. Cloudy when we left home but 40's and partials sun at start of the hike and then sunny skies.

They continue to work on this trail, including building a  parking lot ( before there was just a rutted pull off).

Near the start of the trail







Parts of the stream have large numbers of fallen trees.



A section of the new trail. Easier to walk but not as much access to the stream for Kelley.



A spot she can get in



Kelley was doing better than she has in some time and when we got to the new trail heading toward Long Pond ( where we usually turn around) she wanted to continue so we did. But when we got to these steps she decided she had had enough and we turned back



Following the stream again








This went well for Kelley and we had a very pleasant hike of just over an hour and a quarter. It is too early to tell if reduced meds is the answer. Stay tuned 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

11/20/17 Snowmobile Trail Along the Kenduskeag

Thirty one degrees and mostly cloudy. We hadn't been here in awhile and I knew there would be flowing water if I could get Kelley out of the car.


Looking kind of wintery - just lacking the snow



but the water was flowing



and Kelley took advantage



while I got some leaves with a nice reflection



The steam is much higher than the last time we were here



No more flowers or bugs so it's cones and leaves







Doesn't have to be the stream



Some lichen just before we got back to the car.



Kelley did OK today and I was pleased to get her walking for almost an hour. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

11/16/17 Perch Pond Trails

Cold gray morning. Kelley was not too excited about getting out of the car but did well once she did.  The woods are all brown and green now -





except for the birches.




and a dusting of snow




This little stream didn't have much water




and when we got to the small pond it was frozen.




I broke the ice next to the shore but Kelley couldn't get out very far.







At this point she decided she had had enough and we headed back. Not a great hike but we got about an hours exercise.