The Pond, 2010 edition

Since Erin and I are both back in East Lansing this winter, it’s time for another round of pond pictures.

For those that don’t know the story, this is a pond that Erin and I discovered while living in the university apartments.  These were older buildings, next to the express-way and the train tracks. There was a surprising amount of swampy, wooded land near-by, and it made for fun exploring when we were bored.

The pond itself is shaped like two perfect rectangles; I’m assuming it was a borrow pit left from the construction of the express-way.  If you’re curious, you can see it on Google Maps.

This was our first trip this year.  It was a beautiful day for a walk, and I wanted to check the ice conditions.  I looks like there’s enough ice for skating, but the surface is pretty rough.  We’ll need to get a patch cleared off and see if it smooths out.

Here are some pictures: