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Moxham Mountain Hike ~ Dec 4, 2014

Journal entry by Diane and Kurt



The Crooked Canesí fourth ascent of Moxham Mountain via its six-ish mile round trip trail was every bit as good as the three preceding it. Twenty two ready-to-go Canes, a number of them on their first trip to this now widely known and highly favored trail, enjoyed a perfect day there with seasonable below freezing temperatures and just enough snow to suggest that winter, though unofficially, was upon us. Winterís flexing its muscles on the unplowed last two tenths of a mile to the trail head provided some folks their first opportunity of the season to say ďNah, Iím not going to drive on that.Ē Accompanied by varying measures of clouds and sun with little wind, snow squalls in the distance played over the landscape all day, giving us constantly changing views of this mountainís now familiar surroundings marked by mountains, forest, fields marshes and ponds. As it was last year, this yearís December hike was equally enjoyable for those who had boots and traction devices or for those with snowshoes.

A fine day, a fine hike, fine company, fine cookies (thanks Jo Ellen!) and fine chocolates (thanks Diane and Peter!) were enjoyed by Lenore, Jack, Donna, Pete, Linda, Peter, Jan, Jim, Diane, Kurt, Denis, Katie, two Rays (numbers two and three, according to Katie), Barbara, Jo Ellen, Claire, Mike, Lynn, Margie, Liz and another Jim (no number assigned).

12/17/14 - Wanderer . added 15 photos.

17 photos



The majority of us at the summit of Moxham



Somebody with rough hands touched this tree!



Almost ready - added by Wanderer



Always remember - spikes down! - added by Wanderer



Come and get it Jack - added by Wanderer



I told Jim that wool shrinks - added by Wanderer



Nice rest stop - added by Wanderer



Our destination - added by Wanderer



Even mittens need to rest - added by Wanderer



Lunch perch - added by Wanderer



All smiles - added by Wanderer



Looking towards Barton Mines - added by Wanderer



View WNW - added by Wanderer



Hunkered down for lunch - added by Wanderer



Cairn decorated erratic - added by Wanderer



Gore Mt surrounded by clouds - added by Wanderer



AAH! - added by Wanderer



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