Checking out the information on the lake and the maps before heading out onto the trail.
Oliver says, "Silly tree growing out of the water!"
Throwing rocks and pine cones into the water. We would watch the ripples to see how far they would go out. There were some ducks in the water and we were cheering the ripples on in hopes that they would reach them and make them quack.
The trail is pretty shaded but the sun was trying to bust through the trees.
There is a small dam at the SW corner of the lake that you cross to continue the loop.
Looking over the spillway from the top of the dam.
I should have dressed Ollie in forest colors then I could have made a game out of trying to find the boy. Not hard to spot in the bright red though.
The loop takes a nice climb up and you get some pretty views of the lake.
I should have turned the video on this loon. It would spread it's wings then inch a little closer to the bird on the end. As soon as the one on the end would turn and look, the one would fold in it's wings and stop until the one on the end looked away. It inched it's way about a foot closer in the time that I was watching.
We found a patch of empty snail shells in a muddy spot. We had fun digging around for them and talking about what used to be inside.