The hike was 6.5 miles round-trip. Stevenson Brook was raging, the sun was fitfully shining, and the road to the trailhead was a soupy mess. Nonetheless, we had a pleasant spring snowshoe trip following the Stevenson Brook Trail to the Dalley Loop, past old farm foundations and the rusted parts of an abandoned sawmill. Highlights of the trip were some wildlife sightings: a ruffed grouse, a fisher, and a few hawks soaring over the lake. We saw lots of evidence that moose had passed this way (poop and tracks), but no moose approached us. The snow got softer as the afternoon temps warmed up.

Participants – Joanne Mellin, Karen Fiebig, Rene the Guide Dog in Training, Linda Evans (Leader)