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    Little Mountain Park Conservancy       Group Inc.

For The Love of Our Park
 
 
 

 

 


 
 
 
 
Trail Report 2017

Dec. 25 2017
 
Have a very Merry Christmas. Keep the walks short the next couple of days. It's goin' be a cold one !

 

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 Published: 26 December 2017
 Last Updated: 26 December 2017
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Dec. 22 2017
 
It's going to be cold the next couple of days so dress warm and keep the walks short. The trails are in fine winter shape. A Wood Pecker has been very busy with this tree.

 

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 Published: 22 December 2017
 Last Updated: 22 December 2017
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Dec. 13 2017
 
The City has cleaned up some of the trails.

 

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 Published: 14 December 2017
 Last Updated: 14 December 2017
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Dec. 11 2017
 
After that little bit of a snow storm last night the trails are still in great shape. Not blown in at all.

 

 

 

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 Published: 11 December 2017
 Last Updated: 11 December 2017
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Dec. 09 2017
 
What a nice day for a walk. all the trails are in good shape.

 

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 Published: 09 December 2017
 Last Updated: 09 December 2017
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Dec. 02 2017
 
A great day for walking. Sun is shinning, blue sky and a bit of chill in the air.

 

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 Published: 02 December 2017
 Last Updated: 02 December 2017
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Nov. 30 2017
 
These last couple of days have been fantastic. The trails are a tad icy so walk with caution. Yak-traxs are great for the ice.

 

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 Published: 01 December 2017
 Last Updated: 01 December 2017
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Nov. 24 2017
 
What a great day for a walk. Hope we don't get the freezing rain tonight.

 

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 Published: 24 November 2017
 Last Updated: 24 November 2017
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Nov. 10 2017
 
That was a bit of a wind walking today. The roads are icy so take your time driving. The City has removed some of the garbage cans from their locations so please act like adults and take your bags to the nearest bin.

 

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 Published: 11 November 2017
 Last Updated: 11 November 2017
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Nov. 04 2017
 
It's back to stay (and the dogs love it) ...'nuff said!

 

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 Published: 05 November 2017
 Last Updated: 07 November 2017
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Oct. 26 2017
 
Hello Alberta Clipper! It looks like the storm for the most part went right around the city. Hwy. 1 is closed from Falcon Lake all the way to Thunder Bay.

Farmers Rd. is pretty chewed up so be careful driving. The trails and parking lot are very muddy. Stay to the trees and it is not bad for walking.

 

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 Published: 26 October 2017
 Last Updated: 26 October 2017
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Oct.18 2017
 
Hold onto your hat today! That is a good wind blowing. There are a few trees down on some of the trails. 

 

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 Published: 18 October 2017
 Last Updated: 21 October 2017
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Oct. 14 2017
 
Our first snow fall and you knew it was coming! The dogs will be happy running around.

 

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 Published: 14 October 2017
 Last Updated: 15 October 2017
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Oct. 12 2017
 
Some kind soul has removed the Butterflies from the marker site. They have been replaced with red warp a rounds.

 

 

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 Published: 14 October 2017
 Last Updated: 14 October 2017
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Oct. 11 2017
 
Somebody had a bonfire right in front of the Club house again. The Parks people have been notified and will clean it up.

 

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 Published: 14 October 2017
 Last Updated: 14 October 2017
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Oct. 06 2017
 
A great day for a walk, the trails are in fantastic shape. Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all!

 

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 Published: 06 October 2017
 Last Updated: 06 October 2017
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Sept. 27 2017
 
A little bit of sun makes a world of difference. The trails are still a tad muddy but drying quickly.

 

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 Published: 28 September 2017
 Last Updated: 28 September 2017
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Sept. 24 2017
 
The trails are getting pretty water logged with all the rain this weekend. Sage and I found another one of the 'Hidden Stones' yesterday and placed it at the memorial site. But, it was gone by this morning.

The fall colours are wonderful.

 

 

 

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 Published: 24 September 2017
 Last Updated: 24 September 2017
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Sept. 21 2017
 
We have some new wood chips placed on the trails.

 

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 Published: 23 September 2017
 Last Updated: 23 September 2017
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Sept. 16 2017
 
Cool wet fall day so the trails are a bit muddy but there is lot's of colours to be seen. The geese are flying over head and getting ready to go.

 

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 Published: 17 September 2017
 Last Updated: 17 September 2017
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Sept. 08 2017
 
With all the goings on at the park it is nice to just walk and look at the leaves that are turning. I found a good sized wasp nest along the Main trail. I got stung yesterday on the palm of my hand. Be careful around the garbage and recycling cans. They are very active this time of year.

 

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 Published: 09 September 2017
 Last Updated: 09 September 2017
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Sept. 01 2017
 
Nice bit of rain this morning. The Geese are getting into bigger flocks. It's the 1st so don't forget the heartworm pills.

 

 

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 Published: 01 September 2017
 Last Updated: 01 September 2017
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Aug. 21 2017
 
Sorry that the solar eclipse was a bit of a bust here today but we really did need the rain. The trails are not muddy at all. The fall colours are starting and the geese are getting into bigger groups. This sure has to be one of the best summers that I can remember.

 

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 Published: 21 August 2017
 Last Updated: 22 August 2017
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Aug.18 2017
 
That was a nice little storm that rolled through this morning. The Wild Plums are ready and falling of the trees. It's going to be hot for the next while so bring lot's of water to the park.

 

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 Published: 19 August 2017
 Last Updated: 19 August 2017
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Aug. 06 2017
 
We had a good down pour on Friday and then the sun came back! The Raspberries are all over the place this year. Lot's of wild plums but not nearly ready. The trails are all in great shape. Enjoy, how many summer have we had were we couldn't even walk the interior trails!

 

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 Published: 06 August 2017
 Last Updated: 06 August 2017
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July 29 2017
 
It's been a hot, hot summer! Sometimes you just need to lay down in the grass and enjoy, like Teddy.

 

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 Published: 29 July 2017
 Last Updated: 29 July 2017
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July 15 2017
 
Thought we were going to get a barn burner of a storm last night but nothing happened. Saskatoon's are not the greatest this year. There are a few patches but you'll have to move around to get a pail full.

 

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 Published: 15 July 2017
 Last Updated: 29 July 2017
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July 03 2017
 
Looks like it's going to be hot for the next little while. Bring lots of water with you out to the park.

 

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 Published: 04 July 2017
 Last Updated: 04 July 2017
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July 01 2017
 
Enough with the rain already, the Red River Ex is gone! Good for the mushrooms though. I don't know about the Saskatoon's, they are not looking to good. At least 2-3 weeks away for being picked. The Chokecherries might be good soon.

 

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 Published: 01 July 2017
 Last Updated: 01 July 2017
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June 24 2017
 
Soggy or what! The inner trails are very muddy and there is some standing water starting to form. Can you hear the hum coming? Prime mosquito weather.

 

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 Published: 24 June 2017
 Last Updated: 24 June 2017
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June 21 2017
 
More rain is on the way so break out your rubber boots! The wild Petunias are blooming in the Big Field area.

 

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 Published: 21 June 2017
 Last Updated: 21 June 2017
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June 14 2017
 
The rain was sure a welcome relief! Even though Sage and I got caught in a down pour this afternoon. The trails are in very good shape. Not to muddy at all. Still lots of Lady Slippers still blooming.

 

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 Published: 15 June 2017
 Last Updated: 15 June 2017
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June 11 2017 Skunk Alert
 
Skunk alert! The smell of skunk was heavy in the air along the Golf Course trail this morning.

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 Published: 11 June 2017
 Last Updated: 11 June 2017
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June 09 2017
 
What a beautiful day for a balloon ride. The weekend is calling for rain though. We really need it here.

 

 

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 Published: 10 June 2017
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June 03 2017
 
The Lady Slippers are starting to pop up. Sure could use a good rain though.

 

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 Published: 07 June 2017
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June 02 2017
 
That is a hot one today! Bring lot's of water if you are going out. The whole next week looks like it is going to be hot as well. The wild roses are starting to bloom and the forest tent worms are more active.

 

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 Published: 02 June 2017
 Last Updated: 03 June 2017
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May 25 2017
 
The Trails are all dried up and the road is patched up a bit and graded! To bad that the rain is rolling in again today.

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 Published: 25 May 2017
 Last Updated: 25 May 2017
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May 21 2017
 
Well what can you say. Lot's of standing water and mud with all the rain on the trails. But the real treat is the roads in. They are pretty chewed up. Drive safe!

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 Published: 22 May 2017
 Last Updated: 22 May 2017
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May 16 2017
 
The Saskatoon bushes are blooming away. The forest smelled so nice after the rain today. No real muddy sections to report. Just the centre area and Frog bog. Still looking for any bats that are taking interest in making  LMP home.

 

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 Published: 17 May 2017
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May 13 2017
 
The Cottonwoods are starting to bloom. The Air Cadets are doing a walk about today as well.

 

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 Published: 13 May 2017
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May 11 2017
 
The City has stopped mowing the Grass in the NE corner and the east side of the Big Field for the Grassland. Gee, too bad it's not native grass!

 

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 Published: 11 May 2017
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May 08 2017
 
A little rain will green everything right up. The colour of the morning sky was fantastic.

 

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 Published: 09 May 2017
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May 02 2017
 
Weather getting warmer finally! A good time to sit and catch some rays. The centre trails are still not the greatest but everything else is drying up nicely. 

 

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 Published: 02 May 2017
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Apr. 24 2017
 
Hold on to your hats, (and shovels)! Looks like we are in for another snow storm today.

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 Published: 24 April 2017
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Apr. 22 2017
 
Well what can I say except...Damn! The Wood Ticks will be 'Ticked' right off. Hopefully the snow will disappear as fast as it came down.

 

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 Published: 22 April 2017
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Apr. 15 2016
 
Spring is really happening. The Prairie Crocus are in bloom.

 

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 Published: 15 April 2017
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Apr. 11 2017 Burn
 
The City did a burn today along the tree line near the Big field naturalization area and in the N.E. corner field.

 

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 Published: 11 April 2017
 Last Updated: 14 April 2017
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Apr.08 2017
 
The trails have dried up nicely except for the usual areas, like Frog Bog and the mid section of the Golf Course Trail. The Army Cadets were doing their orienteering down the trails.

 

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 Published: 09 April 2017
 Last Updated: 11 April 2017
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Mar. 31 2017
 
We have lost a lot of the surface water over the last couple of days. Still pretty muddy on the trails but getting there. Sage and I were lucky today to spot a "Watcher in the Woods' near the club house this afternoon. I think it is a Horned Owl but I couldn't get real close.

 

 

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 Published: 31 March 2017
 Last Updated: 31 March 2017
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Mar. 29 2017
 
The LMP river is flowing again! All the melt water that is located in the brush exits the park through the open field beside Players Golf Course. The Big Field is all open and drying quickly. Guess who had to go for a splash.

 

 

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 Published: 30 March 2017
 Last Updated: 30 March 2017
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Mar. 26 2017
 
Time to break out your rubber boots! The trails are under water and muddy! Everything most dogs love. Bring lot's of towels with you.

 

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 Published: 26 March 2017
 Last Updated: 26 March 2017
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Mar.20 2017
 
It sure didn't take long for the snow to disappear off the Big Field. Bring you rubber boots if you are going down the trails. 

 

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 Published: 20 March 2017
 Last Updated: 20 March 2017
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Mar. 17 2017
 
What mess it is today walking. All the melt water has been covered over by ice. Step lightly!!!

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 Published: 18 March 2017
 Last Updated: 18 March 2017
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Mar. 08 2017 Storm
 
That was a good storm last night and this morning! The City missed the nasty part of it. There were a few tree limbs down on the trails but not to bad damage wise. The plowed trails are very dangerous to walk on so stay to the sides of them or take the off-trails to get around. Also the Tree line trail is blown in.

 

 

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 Published: 09 March 2017
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Mar. 06 2017
 
We splashed through every puddle we could find! And there were a lot!

 

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 Published: 09 March 2017
 Last Updated: 09 March 2017
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Mar. 04 2017
 
The pipe trenching is done and we have a new fire hydrant at the corner. The ditch is a mess and the road is chewed up but you can access the North parking lot now.

 

 

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 Published: 09 March 2017
 Last Updated: 09 March 2017
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Feb. 27 2017
 
It's been a tad cooler the last couple of days. Makes for hard walking on the ice. Thank goodness for Yak-Track ice grippers! The cool air doesn't slow down this fellow!

 

 

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 Published: 27 February 2017
 Last Updated: 27 February 2017
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Feb. 22 2017
 
We found every signal puddle in the park today. Watch your footing the trails are very slippery.

 

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 Published: 22 February 2017
 Last Updated: 22 February 2017
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Feb. 18 2017
 
It's this weather incredible! The groomed trails are iced up a bit and the snow covered ones are soft. So please be careful. The roads in however are a real treat to say the least! People have been parking in the North lot again. As far as I know Farmers Rd. is still closed. Please be aware that with the pipe construction the road could subside. It still needs to be firmed up after the spring thaw. 

 

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 Published: 19 February 2017
 Last Updated: 19 February 2017
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Jan.27 2017
 
Trails are in really good shape. The plowed trails are a bit on the slippery side with the warmer weather we have had. Watch out Animal Services is on the prowl. They have been showing up more and more.

Oh, somebody has been busy!

 

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 Published: 28 January 2017
 Last Updated: 28 January 2017
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Jan. 22 2017
 
Isn't this weather fantastic! I think I heard my golf clubs calling. Oh, I'm afraid that we are not done yet but it is a nice break from the cold of the last couple of weeks. The non-plowed Trails however are very soft to walk on and the plowed Trails are very icy. So be careful walking out there! The fog was great this morning!

 

 

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 Published: 22 January 2017
 Last Updated: 22 January 2017
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Jan. 12 2017
 
That was a heck of a good storm this morning! The trees are blanketed with snow. The trails and parking lot are in fine shape. With the cold, keep he walk short!

 

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 Published: 13 January 2017
 Last Updated: 22 January 2017
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Jan. 05 2017
 
Some of the trails have been plowed. It was a cold but nice walk today.

 

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 Published: 05 January 2017
 Last Updated: 06 January 2017
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Jan. 03 2017
 
With all the wind we've had you would think everything was blown in. The road has been plowed and the trails are in not to bad a shape at all. It was a cold walk tonight however!

 

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 Published: 04 January 2017
 Last Updated: 04 January 2017
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Jan. 01 2017
 
All the trails are matted down and easy to walk. Only room for one right now I'm afraid. Farmers Rd. has drifted in a bit.

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 Published: 02 January 2017
 Last Updated: 02 January 2017
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