SPW hikers take a break in the pavilion
Six members of the Spirit of the Woods Chapter of the North Country Trail Association met at West Shore Community College Saturday morning for the monthly hike. There wasn't enough snow to bother with either skis or snowshoes, so we just walked the trails.
First the group explored the Nature Trail loops around the pond. The north loop isn't as well maintained as the south loop, but the mix of tree species fascinated the retired forester of our group. Hemlock and beech are intermixed with poplars and black cherry. Several of us promised ourselves to return in the spring to see the marsh marigolds which cover the floodplain of the South Branch of the Lincoln River with their gold.
a cozy rest spot
You'll always hear us saying "a sloppy day on the trail is better than a dry day on the couch!"
Join us next month, February 9, at Big M. Ski or snowshoe (along the trail edges) at 10 am, and Rich's famous chili feed will follow in the warming shelter at noon. There's no charge for lunch, and the event is open to everyone. Big M asks for an $8 donation to ski if you are able.
by Joan H. Young
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