New snow, 17 degrees, sun, and no wind. Actually quite pleasant. Decided we wanted some place close and most of those have cross country skiers we didn't want to compete with. This trail is only a few miles from home and we seldom meet anyone on it though enough snowmobilers use it to provide a nice walking surface
This morning there had been no snowmobiles since the new snow but the crust was strong enough to support Kelley and good for me under the new snow.
You can see here the track of a bike rider with large tires. We met him later in the hike.
Kelley found a little water
We came to a couple of downed trees we had to work through and that blocked snowmobiles. The other side of that were snowmobile tracks from when it was slush and the path was not as nice - frozen tread marks.
The stream from where we turned and headed back
Waiting, again, for me to take the picture.
Another plant against the snow
A nice hike on a beautiful day. Kelley did well and was happy with the firm surface. 2 hours