Sun on the peaks from the Boy Scout Beach Trail on New Year’s Day. (Photo by Deborah Rudis)

Sun on the peaks from the Boy Scout Beach Trail on New Year’s Day. (Photo by Deborah Rudis)

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Winter oyster mushrooms survive the cold and snow along the Boy Scout Beach Trail on New Year’s Day. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Winter oyster mushrooms survive the cold and snow along the Boy Scout Beach Trail on New Year’s Day. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep” along the Boy Scout Beach Trail on New Year’s Day. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep” along the Boy Scout Beach Trail on New Year’s Day. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Snowflakes, clouds and footprints greet visitors on New Year’s Day at the Boy Scout Beach Trail. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Snowflakes, clouds and footprints greet visitors on New Year’s Day at the Boy Scout Beach Trail. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

The snowy beach monster lunges forward on the Boy Scout Beach Trail on New Year’s Day. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

The snowy beach monster lunges forward on the Boy Scout Beach Trail on New Year’s Day. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Low tide reflections at the Boy Scout Beach Trail on New Year’s Day. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Low tide reflections at the Boy Scout Beach Trail on New Year’s Day. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

New snow gives a lacy look to twiggy brush in the Boy Scout Camp parking lot on New Year’s Day. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

New snow gives a lacy look to twiggy brush in the Boy Scout Camp parking lot on New Year’s Day. (Photo by Denise Carroll)

Life finds a way under shelter along the Outer Point Trail on Jan. 2. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Life finds a way under shelter along the Outer Point Trail on Jan. 2. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Mushrooms hug the edge of a stump along the Outer Point Trail on Jan. 2. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

Mushrooms hug the edge of a stump along the Outer Point Trail on Jan. 2. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A strand of trees that need no thinning for the New Year the Outer Point Trail on Jan. 2. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A strand of trees that need no thinning for the New Year the Outer Point Trail on Jan. 2. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A pond along the Outer Point Trail on Jan. 2. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A pond along the Outer Point Trail on Jan. 2. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A cold and wet place to take a break along the Outer Point Trail on Jan. 2. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

A cold and wet place to take a break along the Outer Point Trail on Jan. 2. (Photo by Deana Barajas)

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