Great hike with 4 challenging beaver dams to cross. Two of us fell in up to our knee in mud! Evidence of turtle egg remains that have been eaten by racoons and one dead turtle which was hit by a car. Wind kept some of the bugs away but lots of deer and black flies to bother us. Beautiful sunny day and nice time spent with 11 hikers in total out for part of the End 2 End series of hikes in the central district of the Rideau Trail.