Then I realized I wouldn't be able to do the full loop as part of the trail was under water and ice - my winter shoes weren't up to the task.
As I turned around to head back to the car I stopped in a spot where I often see lots of small birds - chickadees, nuthatches etc. But today I saw something I've been hoping to see for awhile. Something other walkers tell me they've seen on this trail.
Isn't she beautiful?
A White-tailed Deer.