It was a beautiful, warm, sunny winter day and I decided to take advantage of it by heading out for some adventure. I would be headed down to the Ash River area of Voyageurs National Park to complete a snowshoe hike that Noelle, Sierra and I had started last weekend. See, last weekend we had gone sledding at the Kabetogama Lake Sledding Hill,
then driven the Kabetogama Ice Road over to Ash River where we donned our snowshoes and set out to explore Lost Lake.
Anyway, after checking out the otter tracks I snowshoed over to the Lost Lake campsite to investigate.
The area on the other side of the portage is pretty scenic.
By this time the temperature was climbing and the snow was getting wet and sticky. Snow would build up in the crampons of my snowshoes and get heavier and heavier with each step until, eventually it would fall off and the process would start all over again. There was a fair amount of snowmobile traffic, which surprised me a bit, since we were so far from the staked, groomed trail. Walking in their tracks made my hike so much easier though!
Eventually I made my way out of the bay and onto Kabetogama Lake. I stopped at the Round Bear Island Day Use site