on Alder Lake

walking
1 month ago

I’ll preface that we did this with a 3 year old (not as serious hikers).

We did this trail on a sunny, but cool day. The old mansion foundation was fun. About 2/3rd of the trail was wide, clear and easy to walk along with a toddler. Lots of nice little bridges, springs, and wildlife. Good shade. The last 3rd was muddy, but fun with frogs hopping and signs of beavers. Had a quick wade in the pond to cool off. (There was a clean but no-frills portajohn near the parking lot, too.)