Squire lake morning

Squire Lake through the trees

The lake had thin ice in the areas still shaded at 9:30 in the morning.  I tried to take close ups of the ice, as it had a pretty curved pattern swirling in different directions, but the pics didn’t turn out too well.  The air was cold, still in the 30’s (F), but no wind.  Beautiful day.

Squire Lake reflections

Squire Lake reflections

The trail up to the lake is only about .4 miles, but then you can hike the loop around and also take a ridge trail.  There is a beaver pond a bit farther on, and I hiked up to it also, but didn’t see signs of any beaver.  Maybe they hibernate in the winter?  There was about a quarter inch of ice anyplace where the sun had not yet hit it.

Squire Lake frost

Squire Lake frost

It’s great to just get out and breath unfiltered mountain air.

Wild hamster

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