Lake Hope is not a wide lake but it is a long lake.
Some of the hiking trails are rugged and narrow
going around the lake area and some are wonderful
for a vigorous walk.
Geese and other water fowl make the lake
Evidence of Beaver at the lake were present but none were spotted.
Beautiful textures and leaves were spotted
along the trail.
Berries were plentiful on shrubs and nuts of acorns
and hickory were falling all around us and laying
upon the ground.
Once stems of blooming flowers were now
fuzzy with seeds heads.
Persimmon’s were hanging from limbs over the water
that had not yet been eaten by critters and birds.
Ferns in the shady areas on hillsides were starting
to back for the winter.
Golden grasses swayed in the breeze.
The lake is almost chocked in the upper ends from
water lily pads which were now turning yellow.
There were just paths through the lilies where
kayakers were paddling through.
Blends of orange and yellows were all around the
lake mixed in with the pines.