I wanted to explore some more trails around the lake. We decided to walk from the parking lot by the Walk-in Campground where the yurts are located, south, across the dam, loop through the woods and back.
As we drove down towards the lake, it was apparent that something was ‘wrong.’ On the other side of the lake, I could see a brown band at the shoreline. It didn’t make any sense since the lake level was at full pool a week or so previously. It took a minute to convince myself that the lake level was actually low. And just when I was getting enthusiastic about getting out and rowing again.
The trail follows the east shore of the lake south to the dam (Segment 6).
The low lake level left some tree stumps exposed. This one was particularly photogenic. Modern art.
At the end of the woods, looking south towards the east end of the dam.
A field opens off to the east. One of the cattail beds is on the right.
The cattails have gone to seed.
Water was being released from the lake as we walked across the dam. The measure on the side of the overflow tower indicated that the water level had been lowered five to six feet. One of the flocks of Ring-billed Gulls congregates in the background.
It was a pleasantly warm afternoon in the sun. The weather had brought out a number of cyclists; this one was riding up the hill below the dam.
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- Ring-billed Gulls (Larus delawarensis)