Monday, June 12, 2017

Koochiching State Forest: Paddling Moose Lake

We finally got the canoe out of the garage for the first paddle of 2017. Instead of braving the big water and wind on Rainy or Kabetogama, we headed to the much smaller Moose Lake near Littlefork. I think we mad a good decision. The small lake is quite scenic. We started out by paddling the outside of the lake close to shore in a counter clockwise direction.
start of paddle
We were able to see some interesting plants being so close to shore
paddle 3
small pink flower
including iris
iris closeup
and sundew.
sundew 2
After circumnavigating the entire lake we cut across the center and then made our way back to the boat ramp in a clockwise direction. Along the way Sierra dipped her net into the water to try and catch fish (and her bath toy animals)
catching duck
and a dragonfly landed right on my hand at one point.
dragonfly on hand
It was a great way to get the 2017 paddling season started!

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