It's been frigid here for two weeks now, so on Saturday, 1/26, when the temps edged up to the low 20's (heat wave!) I took advantage of it. I had a suspicion that all the water crossings would be frozen solid, so I had a game plan as to where we'd head out and where we'd probably have to turn back. I figured we'd do the middle Hampstead loop via the long way around the development to avoid the very busy and infinitely more dangerous East Road.
The nice trails off of Golden Meadow Rd are only accessible after fording a pretty significant brook, which I was certain was frozen solid.
We went to visit the marker at the intersection of the towns of Hampstead, Atkinson and Plaistow. I love this spot. It sits on the top edge of a mounded hill, gullies on all sides and a crater in the middle.
|Close up of the Hampstead side of the marker|
|What happens when your horse figdets while you're trying to put away your iPhone. Lol!|
|See the little "foot bridge"? Creepy. I've walked over it before, and I almost would rather wade through up to my knees than try to balance on that!|
|GPS track info from our ride. See the gap in the upper right? We had to turn around for the ice. The dead end in the lower right is the location of the marker at the "three corners"|
|Back at the barn safe and sound.|