Here is what the trail to the put- in looks like in the damp and rain of a Sunday in October. (By the way, it was partly cloudy, with blue skies and nice sunshine when we loaded up the kayaks and headed to Moss Lake, which is near Eagle Bay, north of Old Forge.) It didn't stay that way for long.
Once on the trail, we crossed several streams winding their way to the lake. Here is one:
And here is another:
And a close-up of the island. Do you see the osprey nest in the top of the dead tree?
Here is a photo of that same nest, taken on our previous paddle here, from the opposite side of the island:
We turned around and headed back to the car as the rain became steady, the drops bigger. One thing about the gloom and the rain though, colors in the woods stand out. Here is a fern I photographed on the way back to the parking lot: