The fields around Bottom Road are now drained, we went past Lawson and Simpson Chapel and up Williams, which is now paved to the top of the hill. But the rest of the ride to the north end of Sample Rd is gravel, but well packed and easy to ride. Nice forest, quiet and little used road. Across 37, then south on old 37 and up firehouse hill and back through Cascades. My speedometer is still frozen.
Sightings: Heard some geese flying high, saw the same small hawk just north of Dolan sitting on his wire.