We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week it was yet another day when umbrellas were being put to good use. We chose a hike that takes us through forest and clearcut to a secluded lake that sometimes has a pair of loons nesting there, hence the name Loon Lake. This winter has been quite mild so far, which is not all that unusual in recent years, but it does seem to have been wetter than usual. In the last eight days the water in my rain gauge in Gillies Bay has amounted to 122 mm, nearly five inches, of precipitation. On our last hike we saw water falls and flowing water in places where there would normally be very little or none.