Lynx Lake Fall Reflections

Lynx Lake Fall Reflections

We hiked some new trails for us in the Lynx Lake recreation area. From where we often park on the Lynx Lake South Shore, we walked 0.3 miles along the exit road to Trail #313. We saw an old dam that we had not previously seen when driving. The trailhead was at an elevation of 5,550 feet and we climbed 0.4 miles to 5,700 feet to Campground Loop B. We made our way on a campground road to where Loop A connects with Homestead Trail #305. This normally heavily used mountain bike trail was not used on Thursday. As expected, there were only a few campers. Loud music coming from one site, however, disturbed my commune with nature. At the north end of the campground we took Trail #404 off Loop E to connect with Trail #311, the Lynx Lake Loop Trail, in 0.2 miles. A fisherman’s bobber didn’t move while we stopped at a bench with a good view of Lynx Lake. A kayaker passed by enjoying the calm water. A cove offered an interesting reflection of fall leaves. A cormorant, blue heron, and ducks watched us closely as we completed our loop following trails near the lake.

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