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Snow Miser
03-15-2012, 08:36 PM
Greeley Ponds 3-11-2012

Greeley Ponds Trail out and back
Distance: 4.4 miles
Elevation Gain: minimal
Time: 3.5 hours

Gary, Anna, John, and Bob


This past weekend, my friend John and I were able to escape Southtown where we haven't seen
any snow since Halloween, and meet up with two very good friends, Gary and Anna. We had previously
settled on a relatively easy hike this time since they have been very busy as of late, and have not
been able to get out and hike much this winter. Anna suggested Greeley Ponds, and since neither
John or I had ever been there, it seemed like a good choice.


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From the outset, we could tell that snowshoes would not be needed as most of
the trail was packed out well enough to just bare boot it. There was a little
chill in the air when we began, but temperatures quickly rose to a spring like
40 degrees as the morning progressed.


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7185/6834519480_c3088933f1.jpg

Since John and I haven't really seen any snow the entire winter, it was so
good to be back in New Hampshire enjoying the scenery and white stuff.


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That I believe is East Osceola. I was just up there last September 11th for
Flags On The 48. That was our summit to proudly fly Old Glory!


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As we approached the second, larger pond, the view really opened up to show
the surrounding mountains. Ah, it was good to be in New Hampshire, hiking again!


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6980647355_3ed25f0b90_z.jpg

It was so nice to look into the woods and see what appeared to be about
18 inches of snow covering everything.


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Thanks to Gary and Anna for meeting up with us for a wonderful afternoon!


A small set of photos can be found here. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pastramionrye/sets/72157629215621342/with/6834519560/)

Trailsend
03-15-2012, 09:05 PM
Bob I what what you mean by not seeing much snow this year, here in the Jersey shore we haven't seen much since October. Nice TR and thanks for sharing.

ow2010
03-15-2012, 11:02 PM
Nice report Bob. I like how the branches at the top of the second-to-last photograph look like a spider web.

Glad you were able to get out.

Snow Miser
03-16-2012, 06:46 AM
Thanks Armando and Owen!

Anna LeBlanc
03-16-2012, 08:28 AM
Thanks Bob for a wonderful day hiking and for getting up the TR:D.Still working on an album of the hike for FB.....


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Anna

KD Talbot
03-16-2012, 08:15 PM
Nice Tr and pics, Bob! Glad you all got out in the mountains and snow for awhile!

KDT

Snow Miser
03-16-2012, 08:25 PM
Thanks Kevin! It's always nice to be in The Whites. Have a great hike tomorrow finishing your winter list.

KathyC
03-17-2012, 05:01 AM
Thanks Bob and Anna, so glad that you all enjoyed. It's so beautiful up there...
Too bad little Nigel couldn't join you.....Next time.

Anna LeBlanc
03-17-2012, 07:36 AM
Thanks Bob and Anna, so glad that you all enjoyed. It's so beautiful up there...
Too bad little Nigel couldn't join you.....Next time.

Hi Kathy!
It would have been great if you and Walter could have joined us....Next time;)


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Anna

Snow Miser
03-17-2012, 09:03 AM
Hi Kathy!
It would have been great if you and Walter could have joined us....Next time;)

Thanks Kathy! You two will have to join us for a short hike one day soon. :)