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Saturday, February 24, 2018

2/23/18 Little Long Pond

Overcast and 29 degrees but we had a couple of days of above freezing weather with rain and thought the trails at Acadia might be improved.


Obligatory shot of the pond.



The pond was mostly frozen except at the end where it empties into the ocean and was flowing.







We decided to try the West Side Trail because it looked to be mostly ice free.



But then we started running into large patches of ice



A little stream had water



The trail was getting quite difficult but I thought we could take the  trail across Jordan Stream and over to the carriage road and take that back which would be easy. When we got to the bridge across the stream it was surrounded by ice and Kelley would not come down to it so we headed back the way we had come.

More icy trail



One last dip


Not the hike we had planned. It took us 2 1/4 hours and was dangerous in spots. Kelley did very well with the ice except for a few spots she had to bushwhack around. This was the longest hike she has done in some time and I was glad for that.


10 comments:

  1. I can't wait for all the ice to disappear..no new posts for a while..you and Kelley doing ok?

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    1. We are doing OK - the ice has been a real problem this year and Kelley also doesn't have the interest in hiking that she did -She doesn't seem distressed just wants to lay around- she is 10 1/2 - what do you think? How are you doing?

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  2. I wonder if Kelley thinks you're a little crazy for not getting in the water with her?! I know I don't understand how dogs like cold water swims! Glad to hear you and she are doing OK.

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    1. Hi Betty - she certainly likes the water and cold is never a problem

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  3. I'm doing ok, looking forward to spring..I remember the cold and snow bothered my one in a million puppy Ray, but he perked up when it got warmer. It's tough to watch the companions we love so much get older. Give Kelley The Wonder Dog and nice belly rub for me..

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    1. Glad you are doing OK - the cold and snow not a problem for Kelley - she prefers to be outside most of the day.

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  4. Was going to ask if you and Kelly were doing alright since I haven’t seen any posts for awhile but I see your answer to penbayman and glad to know you’re fine.
    Getting ready for more snow tomorrow and Thursday. According to weather guy 10-18 inches where we are. Stay warm you two 😀☃️❄️ 🐶

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    1. Hi Serafina - thanks for your interest. I'm not ready for more snow but ready for spring which will be glorious

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  5. To be a dog and not be bothered by icy cold water. The life!

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  6. Hi Kelleyn - yes she loves water, any type, any temperature,except a bath which she runs from

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