Further down the trail we come into a clearing with a couple ponds. A peaceful breeze blew through the air. A deep puddle lay between us and the pond, no worries, just lift the boots a bit Most of the puddles we came across during the trip had hard bottoms and as long as you follow the ruts you are fine. There are a lot of campsites in this area and we stop to mark the location and check it out. I'm pretty sure this is an old beaver pond, you can see the old dirt dam in the first picture. Beavers are one of my favorite animals mostly because I can relate to them as an engineer.