Late Fall Hike around Henry Hagg Lake


The cold and crisp morning was enhanced by sunshine and blue skies.  The leaves crunched under my boots as I hiked the eastern foothills of the Coastal Mountains.

The 14-mile up-and-down trail traveled around Henry Hagg Lake, the impoundment behind Scoggins Valley Dam.

There are five creeks flowing into the 2 1/2-mile long reservoir, providing outstanding habitat for song birds, migratory wild fowl and deer.

I enjoyed the raucous honking of Canadian Geese as I meandered along.

Savoring the 5 1/2-hour trek, I marveled at the beauty of my surroundings.

Canada Geese

Canada Geese

Hagg lake

Hagg Lake

Rosehips

Rose Hips

Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf

Frosty trail

Frosty trail

Snowberries

Snowberries

Scoggin's Valley Dam

Scoggins Valley Dam

Many fallen leaves on the trail

Many fallen leaves on the trail

Canada Geese

Canada Geese

Hagg Lake

Hagg Lake

Pleasant stretch of trail

Pleasant stretch of trail

Scoggins Creek

Scoggins Creek

Frosty stretch of road

Frosty stretch of road

 

 

 

 

 

 

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