Weather continues to be erratic - rain and also freezing temps - making it difficult to find appropriate trails. Many dirt roads around home are icy and I don't want another tow. Decided to try the coast as it has been a bit warmer there although only 50 miles from home. Sunny but windy and mid twenties.
Kelley found some water at the end of the pond near where it empties into the ocean
and a little more beside the meadow
Happily the West Side Trail was completely free of ice.
The water doesn't have to be clean
When we got to the Jordan Stream Trail there was patchy ice on the trail and along the stream and it took us awhile to find a spot Kelley could get in.
Rather than deal with ice we took a side trail across to the carriage road ( again no ice) and back to the start. Pond still mostly frozen
But Kelley was able to get in.
A nice hike. The woods part kept us out of the wind and we were both happy about the ice situation. Kelley did well but was disappointed when she couldn't get into the water , because ice on pond and stream, in the spots she usually does. 1 1/2 hours