This hike ended up being more interesting than I had anticipated. It wasn't the wildlife or scenery that made it interesting, but something else altogether. After a windy and drizzly start to the day, I decided that I had to get out of the house. With a late start I didn't have a lot of time for a hike and so I opted to head over to the Echo Bay Trail because it is not too long and not too far away.
The hike began on the wide grassy trail which is groomed for skiing once the snow accumulates.
My trail today was a figure-8 section of trail. I continued through the forest of firs and bare aspens
The trail quickly got swampy and it was obvious why. A beaver was in the process of building a new dam and inundating a new section of forest with water. There were beaver-felled trees everywhere.
After checking out the dump site I returned to the trail and soon found myself at the first junction. I retraced my steps back to the last junction and walked a section of trail that crossed over a substantial bridge.