We hiked to Parker Lake in the dark and it was easier than the day before in full sun and dry air. Though the thin, cold air this morning didn’t feel so great on the lungs either. It got light first as we sat waiting at the lake’s edge. I scattered a herd of deer. Later, a large coyote came to drink where the deer had been. Maybe it was thinking the ducks floating nearby would make a good breakfast. And, though they were well reviewed we steered clear of the duck burritos (and the sea food) and ate at Grumpy’s for a second time. We were left wishing for vegetables.