Today we skijored down Angleworm Lake. Snow covered pines towered above the steep slopes all around us. I had forgotten what a beautiful lake Angleworm is. This was another day spent following otter tracks instead of human tracks. It is silent here except for the swish of our skis, the occasional bird passing by and the saw slicing rhythmically through firewood during our evening chores.
The dogs are bedded down now, tired after a long run. With bellies full of food, they are resting now and we will all be ready to run again tomorrow. Due to deep snow and lots of downed trees and alder on the portages we were not able to make it to North Hegman Lake today. With a trail set, we hope to make all the way there tomorrow. There is a beautiful set of pictographs on North Hegman Lake, which we are hoping to visit.
“Few are altogether deaf to the preaching of pine trees. Their sermons on the mountains go to our hearts; and if people in general could be got into the woods, even for once, to hear the trees speak for themselves, all difficulties in the way of forest preservation would vanish.” – John Muir
Days spent in the Wilderness: 126
High Temperature: 21 F
Low Temperature: 11 F
Miles Traveled: 13
Number of Portages: 6
Number of Lakes visited: 4
Pileated woodpecker 1
Barred owl 1 (heard it last night)
We also saw wolf tracks, otter tracks, and fox tracks.