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Author Topic: Bedford E of Som Center  (Read 1027 times)
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« on: March 10, 2015, 06:26:38 PM »

Decided, with warmer weather, to see about a hike along the trail down in Bedford last weekend.  I parked just east of SomCenter and got onto the APT.  Still cold enough for ice so I ended up on the road (Hawthorn Parkway).  I'd seen signs that someone had been over on the trail and, after a bit, saw some tracks that led over to it.

OK, rats, deer track.  Up to my knees in snow.  Got over to the trail.  Good.
OK, maybe not.  The tracks I had seen on the bridle trail/Buckeye Trail were footprints, but the four legged variety.  Apparently two horses had been through.
The thawed and refrozen snow mostly kept my weight, but it was slow going.  After a few hundred yards, I gave up.  Found the closest point back over to the APT and started in.  Snow up to my thighs!
I ended up crawling over the piled snow to get out. Wink

Hopefully the current warm weather will drop the snowpack to a passable level for next weekend. 

Kathy On BT 
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Finished 8/30/2013 and going around again
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 11:54:15 PM »

Interesting stuff. I did not realize the snow pack was so deep in northeast Ohio. Today in Dayton, with a bit of rain, the snow pack is all melted except for where the snow was piled up by plowing or shoveling. The ground is pretty bare here.

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