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Tuesday May 11 #

9 AM

Walking 1:53:02 [1] 2.68 mi (42:11 / mi) +68m 39:06 / mi

Kimball Pond loop CW, fine NW day, sparkling water thru the trees. Went CW, the road was too puddled to care for it - a few places where diversions called for. One place on the path where I had to walk across a small beaver dam. When I got to the main dam, I was looking at more water than last time. My motivation though was to not have to return on the road. So across we went. Willow took it in stride. I'd neglected to bring zip locks for cell and car key, so had that to keep in mind, too. Had two good sticks & made it w/o any mishap. Water, moving fast over shoes was par for the course on a few of the sections. Finally got it thru my head to go CCW, opting out on East End Tr. if the dam is flooded - an early season likelihood.

The camp on Kimball Pond Rd. is finally gone. I've been looking at it 20 years - more and more neglect, disrepair, and a huge tree dropped a huge branch on it. It had been uninhabitable for a few years. Now there is a two part, attractive clearing where the house & out-building once stood.

Other end

Monday May 10 #

2 PM

Walking 39:39 [1] 1.14 mi (34:46 / mi) +100m 27:20 / mi

Was at CVS to pick up meds - then where to go? Thought I'd take a look at jima's mapping area by the airport but was stymied by National Guard gates and no trespass state land at the two entry points I tried. Ended up at SPS for the first part of my old SPS XC loop which felt like a good place to be. Turned watch off after finishing. Decided I really needed to go with a destination in mind before leaving the house.

Low back is quite sore. Don't know what I did to it other than the 5+ hours in the car driving over two days to Burlington & back. Just odd, quite sore with change of position and what's more, I can actually feeling creaking (for lack of better word) at times up & down the spine but w/o additional discomfort.

Sunday May 9 #

7 AM

Walking 52:03 [1] 1.49 mi (35:00 / mi) +26m 33:12 / mi

North Beach, Burlington with W. Early enough to be quiet enough. Walked thru camping down to the beach. Calm surface and nice to see Adirondacks again across the water.
11 AM

Walking 42:28 [1] 1.33 mi (31:56 / mi) +37m 29:24 / mi

Out for another walk, to Rock Pt. Had never been there. On private land belonging to the Episcopal Archdiocese. Lovely back-to-nature place. Point was impressive with its geologic thrust uplift, views of lake and Adirondacks and layers of sedimentary sea bottom stacked in the woods.

Saturday May 8 #

Walking 35:00 [3]

Leddy Park, Burlington on a pleasant-enough Saturday afternoon - lots of people & dogs, actually too many dogs. Tiring drive up - have lost the "ability" to be in a car fro 150+ miles of driving. Nice to be on the road though.

Friday May 7 #

Walking 30:00 [3] 0.7 mi (42:50 / mi)

To slough & back with W around 6p. The slough seems to have more water than from the stream's passing thru it. Maybe beavers are repairing or rebuilding the old dam.

Worked on boat, drove back thru Dover - all very bright/colorful May. Wished I'd stopped in Dover for a walk in the center of town. Next time I'll plan ahead. Drove by Bear Brook SP on the way home, 28 S from Epsom Circle. I should have had map & compass for an O walk, another plan ahead. Time for Bear Hill Pond area which has to be far from the madding crowd of Podunk parking. Though a day driving back & forth plus 5-6 hrs work is tiring, lessening enthusiasm.

Thursday May 6 #

Walking 35:00 [1]

From end of Hope La. Didn't have a lot of time so settled on nearby Hope.
Had walking a trail or two from the past, trying to remember back then, say pre-2010. Peaslee subdiv, not there then, was front and center. Lyford Tr. took me to it where I was somewhat disoriented. I was in a cul-de-sac with houses mostly over 4000'sq. where once was woods and appealing control locations (maybe now in the family room...). A fine day in May but what I saw there saddened me. W was her usual get-dirty, have-fun self.

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