Tuesday, August 16, 2016

cool weather = NCT clearing

Oh ya.   On Friday after Sandy got home from work....
...we packed up and headed to our favorite Gardner Rd camping spot!

It rained some over night.

We don't mind the weather if we have Nueske's bacon.

I didn't get any pancakes, but I did
get to sample some bacon.

Let's go! We hiked out on the grassy 2-track
to finish up the blazing we started last week.

Lookin' good!

I love a picnic. Arly says he remembers
 these from when he was a kid.

Hunting was good, as usual.

I picked up lots of weed seeds again.

Arly wants to make sure hikers know what trail they are on.

Finally, we relax in camp.

Adventures like this, do wear trail mutts out.

The sun peeked out in the evening, and we
had a starry sky. We didn't stay up to view any meteors.

MMM, fire roasted steak and veggies.

I'm ready to go to bed.

The next morning, we headed to the same spot, but
this time walked in on "Pattison's Road."

We saw fresh wolf scat, and this big fella's print.

This is just off the 2 track where you'd hike west
to the Middle Branch of the Ontonagon.

Who should we meet here, but Laura and Blaze. 
They were from Duluth MN, and on an
8 day adventure here.  Maybe we'll see you later!

This is looking much better,

We found a family of birds nesting right on the trail.

Could they be oven birds?

All done!  Or, at least, the gas was all gone...

We met up with Laura and Blaze again!
They'd got off the trail and wasted 1/2 the day so we gave
them a ride east a ways. But seeing them again is a cause for celebration -
a trip to The Legendary Rousseau Bar.

I've been here a few times before.
This place is trail mutt approved.
Have a great trip! Wish we could come too.

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