I'm wrapping up my spring break, and have been bringing the dogs someplace different each day to go hiking.
Today, we returned to one of my favorite trails, you've seen it before. The one with lots of boardwalks and planks. Last time, it was covered in snow.
Sadly the beaver dam remains, flooding one of the longest boardwalks. We still found plenty of other ones though.
Here is a little creek that feeds into the swamp.
Here is a little be more about the Rensselaer Plateau. I'm lucky to live at the base of the plateau. People who live at the top see a lot more snow than we do, and have a really tough commute down off the mountain. The roads are very steep and twisty. Don't know how they do it in the winter months.
A few of our students will have summer jobs here! How lucky are they?