There used to be beavers in this river and some of the evidence of their tree-cutting skills still remains. I'm not sure what happened to them....there's been some pretty major flooding for the past several years or maybe someone trapped them. Anyway, they're not around any longer and I miss them.
Here's a spot where a deer bedded down for the night. They can curl up so tight to stay warm and sleep in the snow.
Trying to climb up steep hills in the slippery snow gave me a few opportunities to see things a little closer to the ground. I thought these weeds sticking out of the snow looked kind of pretty.
This turkey feather was just laying on top of the snow. Turkeys have the most beautiful feathers!
Here's my spousal unit packing all of our tree stands and climbing steps back to the car. This little sled works pretty good--sure beats carrying all of that heavy stuff like we used to!