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Walk on Fer-de-Lance Trail

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I was thrilled when my sister called early this morning to go for a walk. We were hoping that the Fer-de-Lance (Spearhead) Trail, at Orford Park, was now open. It was. emoticon

It's a beautiful trail!

There are lots of stairs to climb.

It's only 3.1 miles in length, but it's the most difficult trail I've done so far this year because there's so much climbing to do.

Walking to the viewpoint on a carpet of pine needles.

We would have needed a wide-view lens to capture the panorama at the viewpoint.

A beaver enjoying life, oblivious to all of the beauty around him.

After walking/hiking the Fer-de-Lance Trail, we went for an easy walk near the lake. It was so beautiful outside, that neither us wanted to go home!

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    How pretty! Thanks for sharing the scenery with us
    2228 days ago
    What an inspiring WALK! I LOVE the's soooo peaceful and inspirational. I wish we had more places like that to walk in FL. I am lucky though as we have the beach only about 10 minutes away. The problem with that is the tourists that you have to wind around and over...hee..hee. We are grateful to them though as they bring their business to our small consignment gallery. We are always sad when they fly back north for the HOT, HOT, summer. I wish I were going with them..the summer's here are BRUTAL!
    But they are worth it for the beautiful winter climate. The yen and the yang right? emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2231 days ago
  • IILAAD65
    No one said you had to go FAST enjoy it.. it's beautiful!!!
    2232 days ago
    What beautiful scenery and inspiration to keep you walking- even with the landscape challenges (those were a lot of steps!) I'm sure you're enjoying the company of your sister and you're motivating each other to stay healthy. Again, thanks for sharing.... emoticon
    2232 days ago
    emoticon Rej!!! Breathtaking views, such a wonderful place to go.
    And what a workout on those stairs, your butt will be so tight- buns of steel LOL
    2232 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Wow! Breath taking scenery!! Amazing you can see your beaver in the day time. Ours don't make an appearance until the sun is setting..All those stairs! Great exercise! Mom's steep hills get my hams sqawking. Your trails remind me of the ones I took in BC. Miss the smell of pine and that soft carpet of needles!
    Keep on enjoying those trails (and sharing them with us!)
    Have a Super Sunday!
    2232 days ago
    Another great walk. Beautiful walk. And quite strenuous with all those stairs. Way to go!

    Irene in BC

    2232 days ago
    What a beautiful trail! Those stairs look like they would give you a nice workout.
    Glad you enjoyed your day.

    2232 days ago
  • ANDI571
    You have the most beautiful places to walk. I am a little like Cartoonb, I am a bit envious. Keep up the good work, and keep those pics coming.
    2232 days ago
    I'm a little jealous of your great walking trails! I walked around town and found a new bakery and a new consignment shop. However, your trails are much better. Beautiful!
    2232 days ago
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