Yesterday I was able to enjoy my favorite snowshoe trek. The sun was shining brilliantly and the new fallen snow sparkled as I made my tracks by snowshoe.
There’s a wonderful loop I do right from my doorstep that takes about 45 minutes to an hour to complete. I begin by heading across the Seagull River and then onto our property over there. We have a path that travels west through the woods to Gulf Lake. Once I get to Gulf I travel North half of the distance of the lake where there is another trail through the woods. This trail heads back east to the Seagull River where I snowshoe south and back to my doorstep.
While my tracks were the only human ones I saw there was a multitude of other tracks; pine marten, fox, rabbits, birds, mice and who knows what else had traveled the same route. It is so wonderful to experience the winter solitude of a wilderness lake or a trek through the winter woods. I am forever grateful to live at the end of the Gunflint Trail.