As I sat there watching the flakes gently fall, a snowshoe hare raced by, a blur of white and brown. Right on its tail was a pine martin, eyes fixed on it quarry. In the heat of the chase, I doubt they even realized that they ran right past my feet.
I will gladly trade running water for a few interesting moments like that over the next ten and a half months. How often do you get to watch a predator chase its prey in your bathroom!
After packing camp, we paddled and portaged from Ensign to Newfound Lake to meet a group of volunteers hauling in our last resupply before freeze-up. It seemed fitting to pick up this resupply in a snow storm. As we paddled, it began snowing harder and harder. It is so relaxing to watch the flakes fall as you glide through the water. I hope we have more opportunities to paddle in the snow over the next few weeks.
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