We followed fox tracks along the shore and saw a small group of black-capped chickadees perched in a tangle of alder, but for the most part we had Newfound to ourselves.
Menacing waves are rolling across the western half of Newfound. The pressure from the waves can be seen even from our campsite a half a mile from the open water. The water level is rising and falling ever so slightly in the tiny pockets of open water along the shoreline in front of our campsite.
We spent several hours hauling firewood that we gather away from our campsite back to camp, cutting it into stove length pieces, and splitting it with our ax.
With a pile of firewood that will last us several days, we are baking Christmas cookies. Amy makes sandbakkelse every year, so we had special tins brought in and we will try baking our first batch under our @seekoutside woodstove this evening.
The edge of the Boundary Waters, our nation’s most popular Wilderness, just isn’t the right place to build a copper mine in a sulfide-ore body.
Please help us speak loudly for this quiet place. Sign the petition at http://ift.tt/1x2erSX and take action. We all must take action, not once, but many times, tirelessly like the waves pounding the shore and the wind gusting through the trees. “The Wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.” – Nancy Wynne Newhall
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