you could see where parts of the trail (chickadee) were going to be too sloppy to be on soon.
it was beautiful and so good to be out. we ran into 4 other folks with dogs & 2 without. one of those rare days where after i asked people to control their dogs & thanked them they ignored me, as though i really put them out. oh well- it was so good to be out it didn't matter. and most folks were very friendly.