December 28, 2009

Frosty Ramble 'Round Deer Lake

Combating the seasonal overeating, Yumi and I trundled all the way to Deer Lake and back, doing the route in a bit less than three hours. It was a frosty, cloudy day, but I worked up a good sweat, fell on my butt on the icy Sperling stairs, and got a few decent shots, too.


View from the canoe dock


Frosty mooring cleat


Yumi testing the ice near the beach


Frozen cattails near the beach


Foggy view of Metrotown from the north shore of the lake


Spotted this little furball sneaking through tunnels of grass
near the trail - a vole?


Frozen dew


We were surprised to see a salmon carcass in
Buckingham Creek near the beach parking lot.
We've never seen salmon in the Deer Lake area.
Unfortunately, we were unable to get at it to ID it.

Posted by Paul at December 28, 2009 08:11 PM