I was a bit stiff from all the raking yesterday, so I did do my regular morning walk but with less enthusiasm than usual. No power walk intervals. I spent quite a few hours sitting in my recliner with heat on my back and laptop on my lap when hubby decided we needed to drive up to the lake and go for a walk. So we did. First we saw a marmot along the road (sunning on a concrete roadside barrier). Being as we're rather low elevation for marmots, Jim hit the brakes and we walked back, getting close enough to verify the beasty's identity.
Then half a dozen deer crossed the road just as we were pulling into the parking spot. We followed them down into the trees, enjoying many glimpses of their startled white flags. Then we admired the energetic work the beavers have been doing since we were last at this spot in January. They've built four dams!
We got down to where the dammed up creek enters the river not far from where the river enters the lake and saw about ten or twelve trumpeter swans. This is by far the closest to swans I've ever been so this was excessively cool. (Photos? Of course not.)
Then, because there was a huge amount of beach along the river and lakefront, we walked all the way around. They must be doing massive water holdback at Libby Dam right now; I don't know when I've seen the lake this low in April.
To make a long story short(er):
Today's miles: 4.28