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Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary - Hiking

The Rockery aka Rock Grotto Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, MA Massachusetts Audubon Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Trails: Ipswich, Ipswich River, South Esker, Averill's Island, White Pine Loop, Bridge, Mile Brook, Drumlin, Rockery and Rockery Loop Trails. Distance: 6 miles roundtrip The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary - Mass Audubon is only 30 minutes from my home, but this was my first time visiting! There were a few blowdowns on the trails, but for the most part, the trails are very well-kept. Lots of mellow wildlife too - Chickadees who will eat out of your hand, a Mallard Duck who comes when called and will follow you. Many other species of birds and wildlife and if you are lucky, a couple of deer grazing in the open fields next to the visitor center! Stop and listen and you will also hear many birds. The Rockery area was fun and we did a bit of scrambling and enjoyed the trail that bordered the Rockery Pond.  Enjoy some photos of our mellow 6-mile hike

Daniels Mountain - Hiking

Summit Shaka Daniels Mountain, Chesterfield, NH Daniels' Mountain Elevation: 1,230 feet Trails: Ann Stokes Loop & Daniel's Mountain Loop trails Miles: 4.5 roundtrip Wonderful hike with the Metrowest Retirees (or not yet) Ready For Adventure meetup group. It's Spring but there's still snow on the ground - yay!!!. A short stop at the Madame Sherri Forest to check out the French-inspired chateau summer house that Madame Sherri and her husband built, then onto the summit of Daniels Mountain. Enjoy some photos taken along the trail. At Madame Sherri Forest trailhead on Gulf Road Madame Sherri summer home remnants Many footprints in the snow along the trail Lookout on the way to the summit At the summit of Daniels Mountain On the descent Pano from Bear Connector lookout One of several vernal pools

Hiking With Llamas!

Selfie with 11-yr old, Expo Fun hike with the At A Snail's Pace Hiking meetup group this morning! We met in the parking lot of the Northwood Meadows State Park and Michael finally introduced the group to our surprise guests! Duncan, Expo, and his momma Alli-oop joined us for a morning walk. Their pace was pretty fast but by the end of the hike, they had slowed down and was ready to get back into their trailer and leave. Everyone in our group was welcomed to lead the trio on our walk. Thanks to their mom Charlotte, and dad Bob for bringing along this exotic trio. Duncan, Charlotte and Michael Michael and I with 7-yr old Duncan Leading 17-yr old Alli-oop Our group taking a break by the lake