March 9, 2021 – Lower Riddell State Park

Report by Jendy Murphy and Paul Wehren.  On Tuesday, March 9, fifteen members hiked most of the perimeter of lower Robert V. Riddell State Park. Everyone was careful to navigate the ice, packed down and thick on many portions of the trail, where ice grippers and poles really came in handy. Our route avoided a couple of trails that had steep and icy north-facing slopes. The 40 degree weather meant standing water in the swampy area near the small bridge, and mud along the edges of the fields. We stopped to identify some of the trees marked with numbers. We all enjoyed a beautiful spring-like day.

Photos by Jendy Murphy and Liza Mundy

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