Hike number five was just under 2 miles. It was a brisk day with windchill around 9 degrees. My mom and I headed to another local trail at Codorus State Park. This one travels around Lake Marburg and passes by an old cemetery. As you can see from the headstone, it is pretty old with one person laid to rest there who fought in the War of 1812 and was defending Baltimore when Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner. Most of the original headstones have worn smooth or are broken, but there is a large marker in the center listing all the names of those who were interred there.
It was a chilly hike along the one side of the lake, but when we rounded the edge of the lake, the wind was no longer an issue and the sun was warming us up. There's still plenty of ice around even with the slightly warmer temps we've been having.
You can see from the photo of the lake that we're in drought conditions here. The lake is drained in the winter, but this is lower than I've ever seen it.
My husband skipped this hike because of dealing with a nasty cold. We both missed hiking this weekend because of rain and needing to take some Boy Scouts to a merit badge college. We'll have to try to get a short hike in this week with the dogs to get caught back up again (my mom managed to get her hike in)