A Gorgeous Day on the Lake

Finally!  Tami, Cookie and I got out to snowshoe the trail!

snowshoe Jan 20 2012 01 21 001 800x641 400x320 A Gorgeous Day on the Lake

It was a beautiful day.  Blue sky, crisp cold air, powdery snow.

As we came out of the woods and stepped onto the lake, Cookie stopped to look around.  I knew the feeling.  There’s just something about walking across the lake that first time, and seeing it all from a different perspective

.snowshoeing Jan 22 2012 01 22 006 1024x678 400x264 A Gorgeous Day on the Lake

snowshoe Jan 20 2012 01 21 005 1024x842 400x328 A Gorgeous Day on the Lake

We walked right past the muskrat hut . . . .

snowshoeing Jan 22 2012 01 22 022 1024x683 400x266 A Gorgeous Day on the Lake

and rounded the corner of our point by the eagle’s island.  Right in front of us was a family, ice fishing.

Hugging the shoreline, we stayed on the ice.

“What do you say, we keep going?” Tami asked, as she nodded up toward the town beach area.

“Sure!” I said.  We’d never been that far before.  Usually we turned back into the campground at this point, then followed David’s red-dot trail home.

Not only did we walk through the town beach, but we followed the lake right up to where it first narrows

snowshoeing Jan 22 2012 01 22 029 1024x683 400x266 A Gorgeous Day on the Lake

Tami could see a ton of people in the cove ahead, so she decided it was time to turn back.  Besides, the Pat’s game was due to start soon.  She wasn’t taking a chance on missing that.

So we headed back the way we’d come.

snowshoeing Jan 22 2012 01 22 032 683x10242 266x400 A Gorgeous Day on the Lake

We did have enough time for me to snap a picture of Tami and Cookie though.

snowshoe Jan 20 2012 01 21 011 1024x922 400x360 A Gorgeous Day on the Lake

When we reached what the Wight’s now call the Turtle Release spot, we climbed the banking.  Tami looked back and took one last look at the lake.

snowshoeing Jan 22 2012 01 22 040 1024x630 400x246 A Gorgeous Day on the Lake

There were a few more people out there than before.

We didn’t see the eagles.  And we didn’t see the Pileated Woodpecker (but we heard him plenty!).  But it was a great hike.

We turned for the last few feet home

snowshoe Jan 20 2012 01 21 020 1024x717 400x280 A Gorgeous Day on the Lake

I sure hope we don’t get the rain on Monday the weathermen are predicting.

This entry was posted in Camp Scenes. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to A Gorgeous Day on the Lake

  1. Scott & Ann Campbell says:

    Hi Guys the pictures are beautiful love to see them but winter has been long enough LOL. We want spring to hurry up so we can get back. We miss it. See you soon

  2. Maxwell Moose says:

    Funny you should post today . . . I took another crunchy tromp to the lake this afternoon! Only 3 inches of snow or so . . . felt more like a late March, early April walk, than January!

    No sign of the eagles yet, but I’ll keep looking! Once they come back, you know spring is not far behind. ;0)