It was cute. Temperatures here have only gone above freezing (& even then just during sunlight hours) in the last couple of days. So, everything has been frozen solids — & the lakes are still frozen. This stream, across a little-used hiking trail that I often frequent, just broke free from the grips of what was a hard & harsh winter. You can still see the ice in protected ‘coves’. Well, it was all knew to Rowen, who was born in Iowa, on November 30, 2020. He is indeed a snow puppy.
She walked into the water without any fuss. She is familiar with water. She has had enough baths & loves playing in her water bowl. BUT she would NOT drink the water — though she, as is common with that breed, is always thirsty. She didn’t even sniff it. But, I am sure she will work it out in no time. Braxton, as is his wont, was lapping away. She paid no heed.
I belong to a ‘Maine Hiking‘ group on Facebook & as such heard about this long before it got to the media. SHAME. Us year-around hikers can relate — THOUGH I, in my dotage, tend to stay clear of dangerous icy hikes, just restricting myself to less-risky tracks. SMILE.
I used to TRY to keep track of deaths at Acadia. But, I live too far away. So, I only get to hear the more ‘notorious’ ones — such as this. I think it averages out to about 5 a year, though the Park Service refuses to count any that happen outside the LEGAL borders of the park, e.g., drownings at sea EVEN if they fell from Park property.
Well, I just wanted to let you know. Hopefully all the ice & snow will be gone, from the main trails, by end of next week. So, be careful.
I, per what I told you a few days ago, continue to make progress (albeit slow) on my NEW ‘The Next Pope‘ Website. Did a significant post today. IF you are into ‘next pope’ you really should read this — if not all the others.
Today, I also got around to successfully registering & verifying BOTH ‘nextpope.site‘ & ‘nextpope.org‘ with Google’s ever-so-important ‘Webmaster Tools’/’Search Console‘. So, the site will finally start to get noticed, in time, by Google.
For now I will keep on cross-referencing posts from that blog over here. But, that will not continue. So, please bookmark ‘nextpope.site‘ & try to visit it at least weekly. OK?
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