The morning was overcast and cool-ish. Lake Jocassee sparkled with diamonds of light playing across a calm surface. A juvenile bald eagle – barely visible in a full canopy -- kept an eye on our boats as we cruised uplake towards Toxaway River. Sixteen hikers had ignored the “chance of storms” in favor of spending their day on the Foothills Trail. Near Canebrake Trailhead an adult bald eagle kept watch over its nest from across the lake; the second adult perched on a limb beside the nest; the eaglet kept out of sight. The hikers had a good day. On the way back a shower of rain had everyone pulling out the raingear; by the time they got it on the rain stopped. Such was the extent of a “50% chance of thunderstorms” on Lake Jocassee. Be bold. Go anyway. ~K