In the middle of a very mild winter 13 degrees can seem tremendously cold. We wanted to go caching but were concerned for the dogs so they stayed warm and cozy while we hit the trail. Our plan was to visit a bike and hike trail and maintain a brisk pace unless we were stopping for a cache. It must have worked. We survived and had fun.
It doesn't look that cold.
With open water, we hoped we might be able to spot ducks on the water,
and we did.
The surprise of the afternoon was spotting two eagles flying back and forth along the water. They were hard to capture with the tree cover, but we were treated to multiple sightings ad they moved back and forth along the water.