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A hint of red on the horizon marked the rising sun as I filled our pot to begin boiling water this morning. As the pot began to steam, a glowing red orb floated over the trees and as I took my first sips of @stonecreekcoffee I began to feel the warmth of the sun. Smoke from several forest fires and prescribed burns in the region probably added the red glow to this morning’s exceptionally beautiful sunrise over Brule Lake.
As I sipped my coffee I thought about the beautiful set of lakes and rivers we visited yesterday. After saying goodbye to Olivia yesterday morning, we paddled east across Brule, Vernon, Swan, Skidway, Dugout, Marshall, to Bower Trout Lake. These lakes form the headwaters of the South Brule River. As we portaged between Brule and Vernon Lake we realized that water flows out of Brule Lake in two directions. From the far west end of Brule, water flows into South Temperance Lake which becomes the Temperance River and water flows out of the east end of Brule into the South Brule River. During our journeys all across North America, we have only encountered a handful of lakes that feed multiple rivers. This really is a maze of interconnected waterways.
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