I broke in the new boots today with a quick hike to Jack's Lake. I'm glad I went up there as the 2 inches of rain we got yesterday left the ground very soft; perfect to see the deer tracks:
This bridge was in better shape last year but still uncrossable. Now it's in even worse shape. I haven't found the trail that picks up on the other side yet, but it's only a matter of time.
About 100 feet to the right I took a few wonderful shots of the lake and the sunset. I was standing in the same spot I was in a few months ago where I found the leeches in the water's edge.
And the boots are muddy now, but my tootsies are dry.