This is more of an explanation of yesterday’s post than anything else – mostly because I don’t feel like this is as strong of an image, but it does add a lot of information. Its both proof that we got a fire going when everything was completely soaked, and a view of the lake, showing the contents of yesterday’s picture. The lake is fairly small, and the dark lines you see coming in from the sides are the trees on the other side of the lake, mostly obscured by fog. As all good campers should do, we kept the fire on the beach, where it is well away from our tent (bear safety and “sparks melting the tent” safety) and where there is no fuel around or under it to catch on fire. I wouldn’t advocate making new fires on the beach unless they’re small and you can remove all traces of them, but this was in a well established fire pit.
One slightly disturbing thing about Davis Lake is the amount of trash lying around. We tried to clean up a lot of it, but there was still lots remaining. Please, if you go out in the woods at all, pick up at least a little extra trash and pack it out (I’m assuming no one reading this would actually leave trash behind). If everyone does this, eventually we could all have well travelled and unspoiled woods.
And just because I’m not sure it warrants its own post, I’ll add a picture of my tent taken from the beach.