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Monday, January 9, 2017

1/8/17 Paul Bunyan Trail

Weather has not been our friend, with icy trails a big problem. Last night we got a little new snow ( just enough to cover the treacherous ice) and its nine degrees ( this morning - 4) . But, we needed a hike so decided to check out the trail along the Kenduskeag.

We were pleasantly surprised to  find the trail had had some use that morning and had been groomed. A very nice walking surface and Kelley was excited to be out on it ( she doesn't like ice either).

The stream looked about like our last time here.

Another improvement - blow downs that I had to work around last time had been cleared.

More plants in snow

The stream shortly before we turned back

We met a snowmobile ( the only one today) on our way out and on the way back found it had broken the ice on a small stream. Kelley immediately took advantage.

  Snow/ice crystals

Almost back

Even though I would have preferred to stay home, this turned out to be a nice hike. Kelley did very well, running ahead at times and showing lots of enthusiasm. 1  1/2 hours


  1. I'm with you two--ice is a misery. Lucky Kelley with the "surprise" water . But brrrrrr!

    1. Hi Sue - too much ice so far and weird weather continues - 9 degrees right now but forecast for Wed. and Thur. is 45 and rain then it will get cold again and more ice.

  2. What beautiful snowy woods! I still can't believe Kelley wants to swim in such cold temperatures!

    1. It was a pretty day in the woods in spite of the cold. For Kelley it's any water and any temperature

  3. What a beautiful day and you got some great shots!


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