I’m kinda sorta training to hike the Incline. I headed to the Palmer Lake Reservoir Trail in the later afternoon. I managed to climb to the top of the upper reservoir without stopping. I even passed three people on the way. I rested a bit before heading back down and enjoyed watching a tame beaver swimming and diving in the lake.
I hiked the trail again on a cold, blustery Sunday morning. I had to stop four times on the way up this time. I didn’t see a beaver, or much else in the way of wildlife, but there was still a chilly beauty to the place.