This weekend we went on what is now my most favorite hike. Drum roll, please!
Ashland Lakes off the Mountain Loop Highway. We only made it as far as the oddly-named Beaver Plant Lake but it was terrific.
It’s 3.8 miles round trip (with a tough-ish last 0.8 mile up to the lake) but the lake was gorgeous and the trail had streams, bogs, boardwalks, and bridges.
Plus we saw frogs and frog eggs which always makes for an exciting trip. Ahem. For the biologists and the four years olds of the family.
We also got to check out the group campsite that we reserved for this summer with a gaggle of families near the Big Four Ice Caves. Let the mayhem commence!