No bear sightings this year, despite the problems the dry weather has been causing in the area with increased nuisance bear activity. My favorite local resident is the loon, I can't get enough of their haunting calls or watching them from the boat as they patrol for fish. They seem to know when I have the camera focused on them, and take the opportunity to dive and spoil my photo op. I did manage to capture a few very long distance shots on a small lake of a pair with their chick.
One sight I never tire of is watching the abundance of small furry animals dashing around between the cabins. Chipmunks and red squirrels are in constant attendance, and welcome the addition of trail mix to their winter stash. I made three very close friends during the week, but I think they were just using me for my supply of cashews.
The chipmunk in the middle photo is the same little friend I made last year, he has a scar on his right hip that I recognized. Good luck little guys! I hope you stored enough trail mix to make through the Adirondack winter! See you next August!