Much cooler - 50's on the hike but 40's when we got up. A new one for us. Had seen the sign for this palace on our drives toward Ellsworth but got more info and decided to check it out.
You take this tote road from the parking lot to the trailheads.
Before we even got to the Lake loop Trail, Kelley found a tiny stream.
And I found an interesting plant
When we got to the lake the shore had woods and lots of boulders and rocks which prevented Kelley from getting in.
We continued on looking for a good spot for Kelley
Which we found
We completed the loop and then took the Brookside trail
Signs of fall
Back at the lake
Unneeded bog bridge, as the woods were not wet
We headed back and I thought we would leave the Marsh Trail for another day but Kelley wanted to do it and we did. Perhaps she smelled water but when we got to the end we had to bushwhack to get to the actual marsh and there was no water.
Back near the parking lot, I found a wasp at work
A pretty nice hike - comfortable temps, water, and all new. We went longer than I wanted for Kelley but she seemed fine throughout. 2 3/4 hours.