Winter River

This trail posed to be the perfect spot to have a little study break, so Shaugn and I took off and went for a little hike!  The trail is absolutely beautiful, and has many different terrains, as well as benches (which were stopped at frequently) perched on the edge of the water.  Another cool thing about this trail (and most trails I have been on) is that they contain many geocaches.  We ended up finding two without any hints or directions, just a general idea of where they were located.

Unfortunately, due to time constraints (damn work..), we were unable to complete the full trail, but will definitely be going back before the snow falls to finish it, and may even head back out with our snow shoes in the winter time!

Winter RiverAt the trailhead, the Winter River Trail heads off northerly, through the white spruce thicket, emerging shortly onto a woods road.  There is a family of rabbits just north of the parking lot, dining on the colorful mushrooms in the vicinity.  The road soon plunges again into white spruce over gently rolling terrain, except where it approaches the Winter River ravine via spurs, to catch the view.  Small feeder streams are bridged and wet spots  have boardwalks.  A few mature white pine are found, including one patriarch 70 feet to 80 feet tall and 24 inches diameter at shoulder height. (kudos to Island Trails for providing this awesome description on their website :P)

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Winter River

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