I enjoyed a 14 mile hike on the northern section of the Batona Trail from Route 70 to Route 532, just before Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower. I had hiked previously traveling north to this point so I figured I may as well connect the dots.
The hike went well even though some of the trail was flooded and others were frozen. It went down to 33 degrees at night.
Thankfully, Pakim Pond yurts were opened year round for camping.
The only other issue was a detour that added several miles to the trip. All in all though, it was a great hike.