Yesterday we paddled and portaged through Smoke and Burnt Lakes to Kelly Lake. The 230 rod portage from Burnt to Kelly was crisscrossed with downed trees and alders, so we spent almost as much time sawing, breaking, and clearing branches and trees as we did carrying our gear across the portage. Like many of the portage trails we have crossed since ice-out, there were not boot prints- only moose tracks. This afternoon 5 folks from @FrostRiverPhotos are bringing out two weeks worth of food. It is rumored that they might bring a reusable metal growler of @BentPaddleBeer as well! (Remember, no glass bottles or cans are allowed in the BWCAW.) We are looking forward to their visit; Frost River has been a terrific supporter of our efforts to @savetheBWCA .
This morning I fired up our @Biolitestove and boiled water for breakfast as Amy slowly woke up. A snowshoe hare hopped by, pausing to nibble on some new growth. Most of its body was brown, but its white feet were a gentle reminder that it was wintery just a few weeks ago. I remember watching a hare hopping around in the fall with white feet that looked just as out of place. Soon all the hares with have completed their transition from a wintery white coat to their summer brown fur. How lucky we are to watch these things come full circle. Life really is a marvelous thing and Wilderness reveals life’s simplest essence with such clarity.
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