As we loaded the canoe this morning a snowshoe hare raced across the lake in front of our camp and an otter ran around on the ice 100 yards away. A few minutes later another snowshoe hare came bounding from the other direction past our camp. Its seems like everyone was out and about today.
Snow steadily fell as we hauled the canoe across the ice. We weren’t going far, so we loaded up armloads of firewood and nestled our ice luminaries in amongst the packs. We figured that we will enjoy lighting them on New Years Eve too. We left the Christmas lights on the tent as well so we can enjoy them for a few more nights! It seems rather silly, but why not?
We are expecting several visitors over the next week. Some friends are going to haul in our toboggans and haul out our canoe. Amy’s dad is coming to visit for a few days. Plus, several other friends that are going to join us for New Years. After having the Wilderness to ourselves for about 6 weeks, we are looking forward to seeing friends and family.
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