An arctic blast of air came rushing into our area last night and knocked temperatures back to mid winter levels, making it feel like mid January instead of three weeks from spring. Bright, sunny skies drew me out, however, for some hiking in the Berkshires. Headed over to Stockbridge to do a cluster of trails maintained by the Laurel Hill Association. Laura's Tower, Ice Glen and the Mary V Flynn Trail provide several different walks totaling a bit over 3 miles total.
The trail crosses railroad tracks and immediately begins to climb into the woods. The woods here are mostly comprised of pines in this section of the trail. The bright sun was shining through any open areas.