Today had one freaky bit: there looked to be a huge blood stain in the snow right in front of the Fourbay gate. If it's real, I would guess somebody killed a deer there--from the redness of the snow, at first I thought it might be paint or some kind of red stain, since that usually oxidizes and turns brownish-red pretty quickly. However, I suppose it could have been actual blood. If so, I think it must have been earlier this same day (though the cold could have preserved in an unusual way).
I started my hike around 4:20 pm, so there was the whole day for strange things to have happened, I suppose. Once I was past that strange scene, the trail and the evening were quite lovely, as can be seen in the last photo.