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.
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