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Old 03-21-2019, 11:21 AM   #1
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Stony Pond Snowshoe

[Hello All,

To celebrate the first day of Spring, I decided to snowshoe with my best trail buddy Vigor, out to Stony Pond and have lunch at the lean-to. I intended to do this trip last summer. But, that day, when I arrived at the trail head, a man warned me that a bus has just unloaded about 30 kids on a summer camp outing. Oh, I am so glad he warned me. I went somewhere else. So, this was attempt #2.

We had a bit of a tough time getting going. I brought the wrong map/trail guide and with the snowbanks so high, I missed the trail entirely. I realized I was getting close to Newcomb, so I decided to go there first and take some picks from the overlook. I was not disappointed by the view.



There was good cell service there, so I checked my phone and realized my mistake. Back I went and still almost drove past the trail head because the snowbanks were so high. I was a little leery about parking along the road but I decided it would be OK as there was just enough room to get my car off the road entirely.

The first task was getting over that snowbank.



Then, off we went and we had the whole trail to ourselves. It didn't look like anyone had been there since the weekend.



Conditions were great and it really was a lovely trail.





We arrived at the pond and enjoyed the brilliant sunshine and blue skies. There were tracks out on the pond, but I had a scary fall through the ice last year and I just don't do ice anymore. At least, not in March.





My boy and I had lunch at the lean-to, just enjoying the solitude. The lean-to was very clean and I didn't have to pack out anyone else's junk.





Too soon, it was time to head back. I can't imagine a better way to welcome Spring.

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Old 03-21-2019, 11:23 AM   #2
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Ugggg!! None of my pictures showed up. I am so frustrated with trying to post pics.

I uploaded an album to Google Photos (first time doing this) and used the "insert image" icon and copied links to each photo. But nothing shows here.

Grrrrrrr.

Help!

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Old 03-21-2019, 11:34 AM   #3
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Ok, how about a link to the whole album.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6yFFLZ9RLNxLswzs6
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Old 03-21-2019, 12:43 PM   #4
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Good trip!

I haven't been to Stoney Pond since they re-did the LT. It looks great. Thanks for sharing your adventure.
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:57 PM   #5
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did you need the snowshoes?
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Old 03-21-2019, 03:55 PM   #6
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Nice photos Kathy, thanks for sharing.

Good ol’ Stoney Pond!
Hope you don’t mind but reminds me that I recently came across some old photos taken about 25+ years ago on an overnight trip to Stoney Pd with a couple friends during early Spring, and our buddy John decided to “test the ice”, and went through up to his waist.






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Old 03-21-2019, 04:37 PM   #7
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Uh....yeah....that was what I was hoping to avoid. I'm sure your friend appreciates you posting the pics of him with his pants off. What are friends for anyway.
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:51 PM   #8
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I'm sure your friend appreciates you posting the pics of him with his pants off. What are friends for anyway.
Haha!
Johnny has a great sense of humor, that laughing smile is a dead giveaway!

Fun times, great memories!
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:30 PM   #9
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Twenty five years later any you are still talking about it. Memories for sure. I'm sure that bottle had nothing to do with the decision to go out on the Spring ice. Nothing......

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Old 03-21-2019, 06:22 PM   #10
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Twenty five years later any you are still talking about it. Memories for sure. I'm sure that bottle had nothing to do with the decision to go out on the Spring ice. Nothing......


Looking back, 17-18 years old & whiskey...definitely not a good idea.
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:38 PM   #11
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Nice pictures of the snowy highest peaks. Took a bit for me to find Stony Pond.

It's from one of the trail heads with a small pull off on 28N north of Minerva?

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Old 03-21-2019, 07:43 PM   #12
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Nice pictures of the snowy highest peaks. Took a bit for me to find Stony Pond.

It's from one of the trail heads with a small pull off on 28N north of Minerva?

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Yes. Just a little bit South of Rankin Pond.

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Old 04-03-2019, 06:29 PM   #13
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Great photos! I smiled at the snowbank picture - it hadn't changed much from when I drove by two months ago. Was hiking the Hewitt Eddy trail (it also had a giant snowbank) and took a header when summitting it with a bit too much gusto.
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:50 PM   #14
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Nice pictures of the snowy highest peaks. Took a bit for me to find Stony Pond.

It's from one of the trail heads with a small pull off on 28N north of Minerva?

Don
Yes.
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These are actually great shots!
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These are actually great shots!
Thanks!

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