What’s That You See Swimming?
Our guests have been having lots of wildlife sightings on their Boundary Waters canoe trips so far this season. It’s easy to recognize a moose standing on the shoreline or a bear climbing up a tree but when these animals are swimming it isn’t quite as easy. It takes the mind a minute or two to compute that the head bobbing in the water is not a loon or a duck but a bear. Our guests have reported seeing swimming bears, moose, wolves and of course the normal loons and ducks. It’s so exciting to see one of those “big” animals and especially so when they are in the water.
Moose sightings on land have been frequent on the Gunflint Trail too. We have our neighborhood moose at the end of the Trail, one with a brand new calf. Guests have spotted moose mid-trail and elsewhere on the Gunflint and it’s always a highlight of their trip.
I still love seeing moose and it’s a highlight of my day when I see them, I don’t think I will ever grow tired of it. Pretty soon you’ll be seeing people swimming too, but not me for a week or two.