The park sign at North Pond. I have come to this pond during the summer since I was a child. This is the first time I visited
it during the winter. The day was bright, in the low 20s and the snow was clean, white and easy to ski in.
I took the North Pond loop trail south, into a pine forest. There was a nice track, no doubt made by snowshoers, but unlike
lots of places down in the valley, it had not been heavily traveled.
After about 15 minutes on the trail, the path started to climb and the forest turned from pines to regular hardwoods.
As I climbed higher, looking south I could see South Pond (foreground) and Bog Pond, both frozen over and both part
of the State Forest.