It was quite muddy along the south side of the lake but once I turned to the north it was dry. There were lots of birds also enjoying the warm day. My favorite was a loon that sounded as if he was saying hello to me. I captured a video of him with my phone.
I ended up running over 8 miles after I got back to the hotel. It was nice to get in a longer run even though I barely had time to eat dinner. It is such a pleasure to be able to run outdoors in beautiful sunny weather around the lake and down the "Alaska Scenic Byway!"