The other day I braved the snowy elements for a double lakeshore snowshoe loop.
First I headed to Ft. Juniper. Good thing I did because Mr. Sun and his rays were out causing trouble. I had to patch up quite a few holes that went all the way through. The patching snow was nice and white, perfect for reflecting those rays if they came back. I also laid in it for a while.
Although I have spent countless hours building, rebuilding and patching that thing, it is so worth it every time I lay in it and listen to the wind without being in the wind. Ah, laying by the Big Lake in the wintertime. That is priceless.
But you know what? I am the only person who has ever been there! I better bring a buddy sometime... as long as they know the secret password!
I continued along the Lake Superior shore where the wind whipped me from behind. I hadn't been out there for at least a week, and I was elated at what I found. The ice that built up toward the shore built up in layers of mounds. I walked out to the first set, traversed the crunchy ice, climbed the second set, crunched over more ice then to the third set where I realized I probably shouldn't go any farther!
Here is a video of that adventure. You can really hear how the wind was blowing the whole time too. Good thing I wasn't going the other way!
Since I was just walking along the shore, I saw the range light behind the trees. I usually only see it from the Lighthouse across the bay.
Range Light number one.
When I got past this one, I saw the second one! (Imagine that). It was much bigger, so I went inside and got a video for you. Pretty neat, hey?
From there I went onto Lake Fanny Hooe and laid in the middle for a while. I do still love to lay in the middle of that lake, but I sure could have used a snow fort in that wind! I had to crawl back into the woods to make it home somewhat comfortably.
And the last two days have been sunny. I went for a nice cross country ski today in the sunshine on freshly groomed tracks. The sunshine is nice when I can get out in it. But it is only February, so LET IT SNOW!!!