Monday, December 27, 2010

December Daily - 27


We left the house before 9:30 this morning to take advantage of the sunshine and blue sky.  Yesterday I read about Echo Lake in the Mining Journal.  Recent ownership transfer to the Nature Conservancy from The J.A. Woollman Foundation was noted.  I remembered reading about Echo Lake on so I mapped our route--parking just off of CR550 on Eagle's Nest Road.   We skied on truck tracks and then on the cleared path where other skiers had been probably the day before.  It took about an hour to ski back into the woods and up to the lake.

Lots of deer tracks, mouse tracks, and squirrel tracks.

The lake, the island, the granite cliffs.  There were some ski tracks that went to the island.  Also some animal tracks that went to the middle of the lake and a hole.  We thought it would be a good idea to stick near the shore.  We enjoyed the sunshine and no wind for quite a while. 

Clementeens and hot tea.
A perfect adventure on a sunny UP day.  Exercise, clementines, sunshine, and tea with the Snow Peak Giga Power stove --a gift from Bill's uncle Jim.

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