We crossed a creek on a footbridge someone made by laying boards on top of a log jam... a bit creepy but stable enough. If I'd hiked in my Keens I would just have waded the creek. Up one more steep hill and a turn to the right, and there was the lake. Crystal clear and full of fish (and mosquitos!), it was beautiful. We sat on the shore and ate a snack, and watched the fish rise. I wish we'd brought our fly rods; wonder if we could hike in with float tubes?
The best thing, though, was this beautiful marsh created by a beaver dam. It was full of birds and choked with dead trees, and the water reflected the deep blue sky.
We ended the day at Fish Tale Brewing in Olympia, sandwiches and an IPA, talking about our day, and where the next adventure will take us.