This way looks promising!
I did have it in mind to go see if Shreve Lake looks any different, as it was drained over the winter due to a dam issue. There's no fun in just riding straight there so I ventured out Wilderness Road past the peat bogs.
A turn here, a turn there... I enjoyed the quiet morning and waved to a couple farmers out plowing fields. They know spring is here even if it didn't feel like it this morning. I stopped to retrieve some dried apricots and cashews from the pocket of my wool jersey and ate up while some sizeable horses looked on.
Eventually I made it to Shreve Lake. It really didn't look any different than the last time I swung by, which is to say it looks rather strange. Interesting to see the structure that fish must have been hiding around. I wonder how many fisherman, with future vision, have mapped out the shallows for when the water and fish are back.
Still a drained lake.
No sense in taking the direct route home either. I rode up the hill into Shreve and headed for some more gravel. Coming back through the swamps I was impressed by a pair of blue winged teal that flew right in front of me at shoulder height.
It was nice to be out and about on two wheels.