We hiked around this lake last weekend. A partially-frozen body of water might not be that exciting to people living further north, but it was quite a novelty to us - especially since it was in the upper 40s-lower 50s that day - perfect for a hike. I was glad I wore my sturdiest boots. While ice remained on the lake, the mud on the trail had thawed, and half the trek was slogging ankle-deep in it. It was a rare sunny day, though, and we were glad to see some blue sky.