A beautiful morning- sunny skies and 32 degrees.
Yesterday it got up to 40 degrees and then down to 7 last night. Yesterdays traffic packed the snow and then last night it froze and no one had been on it this morning so we had excellent firm footing and a beautiful day in the woods
Lancaster Brook was frozen and looked OK to cross
After some hesitation, Kelley decided to follow me across
Snowmobiles had crossed the Kenduskeag Stream
but I could see running water and they had swung upstream instead of going directly across as they usually do. The bank was steep and slippery and Kelley didn't want to come down so that settled the decision not to cross.
Instead we stopped for an apple break before heading back.
Another section of trail
This was a very nice hike on a beautiful day. Kelley did very well and we met no one and so had all of it to ourselves. 1 1/2 hours