|Blue Moon Setting|
|Lake Wicwas north of Chemung Road|
Signs of the coming ski season are also visible. From the White Mountain Ledge in the Hamlin area one can see the ski trails on Waterville Valley turning white. In fact, if you look carefully you can make out the clouds of snow coming from the snow-making guns at the top of the Sunnyside Lift. The curve of white is the top of the trail "True Grit" going down to the right and "Oblivion" down to the left. With binoculars you can see the summit lift buildings, as well as the radio towers near the top of the High Country Lift on the summit to the left. Mount Osceola is behind and to the right.
|Mt. Tecumseh from the White Mountain Ledge|
We saw more signs of rabbits around Lake Wicwas, (much to Linda's dismay). This branch shows the tell-tale nibbling of a rabbit, cut clean at 45 degree angle, looking like it was cut by shears. Deer make a more ragged cut, as they don't have upper and lower incisors to make a clean cut, so they tear and pull at the branches, leaving them ragged.
On an afternoon walk I saw this large glacial erratic with a beautiful, healthy crop of lichen growing on its northwestern side. If you're ever lost in the woods, this is supposed to be edible and somewhat nutritious. I'm told is best to boil it to soften in up.
|Glacial Erratic with Lichen|
I haven't seen or heard any loons for a couple of weeks now, so they may have flown off for the winter.