It felt good to get out and explore after spending several days at our campsite. We always see more animals and interesting things when we are out paddling, portaging, and poking around in the Wilderness. We are excited to see that most of the lakes are finally freezing, but it is a little disconcerting to look at the long range forecast. The forecast calls for highs in the 30’s and lows in the 20’s for most of the next 10 days. These temperatures are about 15 degrees above average and it will likely take a long time for the ice to thicken.
Due to the unusually warm weather, we are especially thankful for all of the chocolate bars, baked good, honey, and other treats that people have sent in with our resupplies over the last few months. These extra treats have caused us to slowly build up a large surplus of food. Luckily we still have lots of food and we can wait until the ice thickens.
Like most people Amy and I are used to schedules and set timelines. Out here our actions are dictated by the Wilderness that surrounds us. That can be frustrating at times, but most of the time it is a refreshing gentle reminder that we are part of something much larger.
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