I spotted a woodchuck down the bank in the wetlands near Hartwell Avenue, the first I've seen along the trail. He's impressively well camouflaged in this habitat and doesn't stand out like the one that's on my front steps occasionally. This one has a hole in the bank between those fallen trees. Doubtless he's sapping the trail from below and it'll all collapse in twenty years.
Yesterday: 14.6 miles. This year: 44.8 miles.