An enormous eucalyptus, near the Lake Chalet, that blew down during last week’s windstorm has become a local celebrity. Family groups pose for portraits near its imposing root ball, and its massive trunk has become a climbing gym for those willing to ignore the posted warnings.
The lake itself was covered with a raft of cormorants. We spotted a few goldeneyes and eared grebes. The water near the channel is now clear enough to follow the grebes as they hunted underwater.