I drove north. Although the trail I was headed for was fairly low elevation, there was snow already on the ground there. The temperature was in the 30s. This trail is short and popular in the summer, but today nobody was parked at the trailhead.
I hiked uneventfully to the first lake. It was starting to freeze over, with a thin glaze of ice on its surface.
This is what it usually looks like:
Next time you hike on a nice trail, take a moment to think about the dedicated men and women who built and maintained it. Thanks trail crews!