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All photos were taken on November 23, 2021 during our walk through Bunchberry Meadows/Tucker’s Field.
Last week’s walk was just after 15 cm (6 inches) of fresh snow fell and it was a tough slog. Today, the trails were a bit more packed down, but walking still required a good deal more effort. We did manage to complete about 8 km (5 miles) this day, but the uneven ground made sure we felt every step.
Signs at the entrance to Tucker’s Field showed that the park rules had changed.
We quickly progressed through Tucker’s Field…
…arriving in Bunchberry Meadows, where we proceeded clockwise around the loop on Tamarack Trail. The low angle sun provided a golden glow at times.
Last week’s snow was still clinging to the branches, taking on gravity defying shapes.
The riding stable horses were out and about.
The old 1939 Plymouth Mayflower looked so forlorn.
The snow was still fluffy and filled with sparkles.
Nearby, the tree bark seemed to be providing nourishment for some local residents.
The trail carried onward to the parking lot for our scheduled comfort stop
Continuing on, the white tree bark was perfectly illuminated. The peeling bark showed real texture and character.
The wooden boardwalk appeared to have side rails, where the edge snow had not been packed down. At one end, openings had been created by critters who then found a nice warm winter home below.
A bit more slogging brought us to the grove and eventually…
to our picnic stop. It had taken us about 40 minutes longer than usual to complete the walk this day.