158/365: Alexander Lake.
We went to Alexander Lake today. At least, that’s what I think it’s called. It’s up toward Pine Tree. Regardless, this was my first time up there and I was really surprised at how beautiful it was. It’s sort of in the middle of nowhere, and you walk on a path through the woods and come to wooden steps that turn into a walkway across a small section of the lake. Walk a little further and you come to a large grassy area with a cabin and a small dock. It was the perfect setting for a day like today. We brought lunch and spent a few hours here. The only downside to this scene is that the lake is apparently contaminated (no drinking the water, no eating the fish caught from the lake, no swimming). As with most towns that play home to a military base over the last 50 or more years (American, American/Canadian combination etc.), there is always some type of ruination you find out about because of improperly disposed of chemical/petroleum waste. My town is the same way. It’s amazing what gets buried and emptied from those facilities. It’s almost as amazing as the stupidity of the people that make the decision to do it.
Anyway, it is very nice there, and I was surprised it even existed. Here’s some photos from today.