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Friday, July 22, 2016

Freund Preserve(Old Chatham)

Took Bella out for a short morning walk at the 57 acre Freund Preserve on a hot summer morning.  The trail head is located along rural Pitts Road in Old Chatham, but there is no formal parking area.  We parked along the side of the road and went on our way.
 A blue marked trail heads through a mostly hardwood forest, forming a .8 mile loop.
 Bella was VERY happy to be out and about in the woods.
 Crossing an intermittent stream bed.
 We passed a few old stone walls along the way.
 Ascended the orange marked trail, which climbs up to a large plateau area and returns back to the blue trail after a half mile.  Here we are descending the orange trail.
The trail crosses two mostly dried up streambeds.  Bella still wanted to explore the muddy ground to cool her paws.
 The western stream(closest to the road) is completely dried up, now just filled with stone in the middle of a dry summer.
We enjoyed a 1.3 mile walk through the woods on a hot and humid summer morning.  We were both glad to get back to the car and crank the windows down for the short ride home.

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