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.

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View from the canoe dock

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Frosty mooring cleat

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Yumi testing the ice near the beach

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Frozen cattails near the beach

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Foggy view of Metrotown from the north shore of the lake

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

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Frozen dew

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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