When we climbed to the top of Thunder Point, Knife Lake was covered in a soft blanket of snow. Over several hours we watched pools of slush form on the lake’s surface, replacing the shiny white with a dull gray. Once the layer of reflective white melts away, the sun’s rays are able to melt the remaining snow and ice more quickly. It was interesting to watch this transition from above.
Immersed in the calm, silent Wilderness, we were totally alone. The only human sign was the narrow ribbon in the melting snow that we made as we skied across the canvas of white stretching to the horizon.
By the end of today only patches of snow will remain in the shadows, protected from the sun. We are so lucky to be out here watching spring unfold. We have wanted to spend break-up in the Wilderness for many years. Now that dream is becoming a reality. We look forward to documenting and sharing this unique moment in the Wilderness with you as we bear witness to the land to remind us all what a special place this is. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is like no other place on earth. This National Treasure must be protected. Please sign the petition at http://ift.tt/1x2erSX and help protect the Wilderness.
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