Scouting Mission

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1,130 mile trip to Canada over a long weekend. Drove up Friday October 2 and back Sunday!  After the beaver dam blew out our road in August, we needed to find another access point on the East side of the lake.  In fact we found 2 access points.  One where the logging company removed the bridge is the best access.  Scouted some potential camp areas.  Found a real nice camp that we used for 2 nights, but 6 miles from the bridge.

Ran into 2 guys from Thunder Bay cutting brush along the road – tired of scratching his pickup – they have been fishing here for 20 years, but we never met them.  They fish in June & July – we fish May & August.  Talked to a big group of moose hunters – 8 guys staying for 3 weeks, 4 trucks, 4 ATVs, huge operation!  They were building a huge lodge, water pump from the lake, generators, freezers, hot shower, a bigger electrical panel than I have in the house – wow!  

The big 2007 forest fire was much more extensive on the east side of the lake – miles and miles of new growth pines and aspen.  More elevation change – nice vistas from the top of the hills with smaller trees.  Leaves were changing – very pretty.

Sunny and 55 during the day and 20 at night – hard frost on the windshield – froze the dish water in the pot – cold! 

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