Sunday, January 4, 2009

Frozen Lake, continued

Today we snow-shoed on the lake, in some places alongside our ski tracks. Tomorrow we drive back to NJ.

Dear Deer

I posted lots of deer photos last year, but couldn't resist just one more. This deer seems to be telling me to put out some birdseed for her.She came up to the deck and sniffed up at the feeder. So I went out and put some seed on the ground and she eventually came back and ate it.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Frozen Lake

Today we x-country skiied on the lake. There was quite a bit of snow so the skis disappeared as we were making a new trail. We knew there was not a pocket of air beneath the ice since the water level is so high. We didn't get very far since the ice was quite soft around the peninsula.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Hike to the Bog River

We finally managed to hike to the Bog River from the trailhead on Route 421, not far from its intersection with Route 30. We just wore our snow boots, but probably should have had snowshoes. There was a lot more snow that we have at home. Despite the cold temperatures (mid-twenties; it hasn't been above freezing for days) there were running streams crossing the path. It is definitely a path one walks only when the ground is frozen or it is a very dry summer. W took this photo with his cell phone.