Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cecret Lake

This evening we enjoyed our annual hike to Cecret Lake as a family. However, now that Alder has discovered that salamanders live in the lake this might become a more frequent event! The salamanders were cool to watch as they swam beneath the surface, rising occassionally for a breath of air before diving back down. This was the first time any of us had seen a salamander in the wild and Alder remarked that he could "watch them all day it's so cool!"

On the return hike we watched a deer graze for a while and then, as we approached the parking lot, we saw a HUGE bull moose. He too was grazing and even though we kept our distance we were all a bit nervous given his size. Finally, to cap off the evening, we saw a hawk circling above the car that let out a cry straight from the movies.