As you can see in the photos Brian idolizes Sam and likes to jump on him and lick his face at every opportunity. Sam is old and grouchy and would just as soon not have Brian along on his hikes!
At any rate, snowmachiners have been on the lakes lately and have left nice packed down trails that are easy to travel on without skis or snowshoes, so it's been easy walking. This is one of our favorites spots to walk in winter and to kayak in summer. Won't be too long now until the lakes thaw and the kayaks can come back out. There are plenty of trails in this park that we hike in the summer and not too many people seem to know about them so we have them to ourselves both in summer and winter. I'm sure that won't last for long but for now we enjoy this area immensely.
Enjoy the video. By the way, the music is from Vivaldi-4 Seasons Suite and is titled "Spring".