I enjoyed the scenic vista from the firetower for a bit, but decided not to linger too long because of the strong winds. Here is a view of my return along the muddy trail.
After getting back to the car, I took my time on winding, scenic Cedar River Road. I stopped off along the way to visit Sprague Pond, which can be reached via .3 mile trail. A couple of small unmarked pull offs make for easy parking. The trail is pretty straightforward and leads to a picturesque spot along the pond's shores. The rocks in the foreground make for a nice photo.