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Jimmy Legs and Little d
03-09-2010, 09:32 PM
After hiking to Georgianna Falls yesterday, we were curious about the sign indicating there is a trail that leads to Bog Pond.


http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr257/jimmylegsandlittled/Bog%20Pond/BogPond1.jpg

We checked the White Mountain Map to see how far it might be, but there wasn?t an actual trail shown on the map.


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Nonetheless we decided to give it a go.
We found the trail to be a snowmobile/jeep trail, which was not groomed because of several blow downs.


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The trail although wide was marked well.


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After about two hours of breaking the trail, we came upon views of Franconia Ridge, Kinsmans and Mt. Pemigewasset.


http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr257/jimmylegsandlittled/Bog%20Pond/BogPond5.jpg

At the time we thought that this was Bog Pond; however, it didn?t take as long as it should have so we continued along the trail for another two hours in search of the Pond. The ascent was steeper and snow deeper.
Along the way we saw snow covered fungi.


http://i489.photobucket.com/albums/rr257/jimmylegsandlittled/Bog%20Pond/BogPond6.jpg

After four hours of being on the trail that went on and on, we decided to turn around.
On our way back we saw black flecks in the tracks we had made (in the snow). Upon close examination they turned out to be ?snow fleas?.


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The views of Franconia Ridge and Mt. Pemigewasset were even better than before.


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After almost 8 miles and 7 hours on the trail, being tired and hungry, we headed over to G & H Pizza. We had read so much about how good their pizzas are, that we decided to give them a try.
It was delicious and one of the best we?ve ever eaten.

We found out later from Steve Smith that we were still about a mile from Bog Pond.

CHRIS
03-10-2010, 07:26 AM
Sounds like an epic journey. Great pictures. Snow fleas? I never even heard of them.

Jimmy Legs and Little d
03-10-2010, 10:34 AM
Thanks, Chris. This was our first encounter with the tiny bugs; it was interesting.
Here's a link you can check out:
http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/snow_flea.htm

Donna:)

FisherCat
03-10-2010, 10:17 PM
Sounds like an epic journey. Great pictures. Snow fleas? I never even heard of them.

Snow fleas = Sugarin' season, usually anyway!