We were heading into a remote chain of lakes, connected by steep, rugged portages. Rivalry, Lake of the Clouds, Lunar, Cherry, Topaz, and Amoeber Lakes are ringed by a rugged, cliff-dotted country. We rested often drinking in the vistas as the dogs lapped up water and slushy snow.
After 20 miles our loop brought us home. We relaxed in the afternoon, lounging in our @Helinox chairs in the tropical air. 55 degrees felt foreign, it is hard to comprehend that it may be warmer today. The lake ice has held up well so far; there is still snow along the shoreline. It will be interesting to watch the lakes and forest change over the next 4 days. It is not forecast to dip below freezing again until the 16th.
Today is the 172nd day of our #wildernessyear to @savetheBWCA. Everyday we see and learn something knew and our resolve to protect this national treasure grows.
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