In two Subarus, the four of us, with two dogs, hit the road, for the hour drive to Waterville, near Johnson. Arriving at the trailhead, we found a minimal amount of snow, which lead to a discussion of whether to carry snowshoes or not. We finally agreed to lug them along. We headed southeast, down the snowed-in Coddling Hollow Road for two miles to the Davis Neighborhood trail head.

Turning northeast, up the Davis Neighborhood Trail we went, to Corliss Camp. At this quaint and comfortable camp, we enjoyed brunch. Continuing to lug our snowshoes, we headed northwest on the Long Trail. As the snow deepened, we were quite pleased with ourselves, for having brought our snowshoes along.

We soon encountered fresh moose tracks, repeatedly crossing the trail, and then a big bull moose. We turned south at Laraway Mountain, for the two miles back to the cars. After a lunch break, we continued down pass the Laraway icicles. The icicles never fail to impress, particularly those seeing them for the first time.

We arrived back at the cars with daylight to spare.

Attendees: Darryl Smith, Candice Huber, Margaret Benn, Jeff Wehrwein