On Sunday we joined Mark's gang for a "hike" on the Monk's trail near Eagle River. This is unusual for us, because the snow here is rarely firm enough for a adventure like this without snowshoes or skis.
|I was told to sit here and wait.|
I am overly social, so this was pretty hard!
|Me and Bella are off!|
|Which way should we go?|
|We inspected the trout pond. What do ya think Dave?!|
|I think I'll have a drink of snow.|
|The underground spring warmed the ground and|
made that cool design in the snow.
|At Jacob's Creek gorge.|
|Got some for me, Greg?|
|Me and Bella vied for Lisa's attention...|
|We hiked down stream.|
|As they looked at the lake, I took a refreshing snow bath.|
|This hard snow is good for snout rubbing, too.|
|Little open water maybe?? Or just some puddles anyway.|
|Lisa swears she's gonna have more adventure this year.|
|I stayed safely away from the edge of the torrent.|
|Now we're at the Arnold Mine ruins.|
|Few poor rock piles poking through.|
|We had such a nice romp here today.|
|On the drive home...the lake shore reminded us of a moon scape!|