Snowshoeing 55:11 
In The Dark (hatlamp). The little bit of snow that we got yesterday was no match for the sweltering day we had today (still above the melting point when I went out), and it was all pretty crunchy out there. Down the hill to the esker, out the powerline trail, then I went off to investigate the south end of the blazed trail that I found on my recent late-night excursion. Somebody has put up quite a few paint blotches and streamers, but it was just snowshoe tracks, not ATV. It wound around for a while, following an old cart path that I didn't know about for a short stretch, and finally wound up down by Mulpus Brook. I had wondered what would happen when it got there, but the snowshoe tracks appeared to just stop. I crossed on the ice (sturdy at that spot), and saw no blazes on the far side, so I just forged ahead, and eventually came to a trail that I thought at first was the one parallel to Gilchrest, but then I realized that I didn't see my own tracks, so it had to be the trail to Holman. My best guess right now is that this mysterious trail was blazed by somebody from Townsend, and they didn't know how to get across the brook, so they made it an out-and-back. Next task is to find out where it goes on the north end, and where it crosses my normal loop.