Two inches of fresh snow covered the canoe this morning when we left the tent. The sun was just starting to crest the trees. Distorted shadows from the towering pines stretched to the middle of the lake. It was turning into a classic winter day: cold, clear, and calm.
We packed a day pack, grabbed our ice picks and ax, and headed down the lake. It felt good to move and we soon warmed up as cold tickled our faces. We were headed 3 miles southwest of our camp to check the ice and pack a trail for tomorrow’s guests. The blanket of snow was unbroken except for a few sinewy lines of tracks left by wolves and fox.
After about an hour we neared the Wilderness boundary. We stopped and had a drink of water and ate a @clifbar . The distant shore was dotted with snow-covered rooftops. After nearly 100 days in the Wilderness, we talked about how we have no desire to walk up to one of those houses. This is were we belong; we have everything we need here and we have a job to do.
Please join us in our efforts to @savetheBWCA from the sulfide-ore copper mines that are being proposed along the southern border of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the heart of the Superior National Forest. We all must dig deep and do what we can to help protect this special place. #wildernessyear #savetheBWCA #BoundaryWaters #Winter #BWCA #onlyinMN #fun #instagood #minnesota #snow #wilderness