We hiked about 2k north of the Old Annapolis Hiking Trail on Saturday, following the logging roads to a turnoff to the Big Indian Lake. It was a gorgeous fall day, but cool, and on the road were several dragonflies trying to warm up in the sunshine. This is the time of year that you can catch these insect helicopters without a net as evidenced by the first picture.
We came out close to the upper dam, climbed over the makeshift ladders and were at the lake. The water was really low for this time of year and had we had rubber boots on would probably have been able to make it across to the side with the building on it. Next time we'll hike the east side of the lake.
We did come across some bear tracks:
And skunk tracks:
As all the guides say, it's better to come across the tracks rather than the animal itself. We walked along the western side of the lake checking out all the tracks and signs of animals, human and otherwise. As we were heading back, still along the beach, we came across this:
Turns out that bears poop in the woods AND on the beach.