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... just were not biting much.
We stayed at the lake the first day and relaxed somewhat getting used to the surroundings. We all did a day trip the second day which took us right up to the border with Canada on a lake to the North. The third day Kevin, Karl, and Dave took a day trip East to another pretty lake, but we had to endure a flooded portage due to all the rain. Kevin was the go-to ...
We caught TONS of giant smallmouth bass! The weather was decent, except for a couple of super windy days. We managed to avoid any bears or scary wildlife...just lots of chipmunks! As usual, the scenery was great. There's just something so cool about nature that's virtually untouched by man.
... away, as were showers and a lovely, low stink, fish cleaning house. The best part of the park, in my opinion, were the boat docks, which are first come first serve. However, we were there on the busiest of weekends and there were plenty of docks to be had. But forget about logistics for a moment and imagine mile after mile of pine and birch filling the air with the smell of summers long since past. Listen and you'll hear ...
... but we did get a bit smelly (despite swimming every day) and our beards a bit stubbly.....can't blame the grey on the wilderness, though. And the sunsets were phenomenal! Well, I survived and even enjoyed our wilderness experience. Now, it's back to reality. We have a flight out tomorrow afternoon and should be in Taos in time to sleep in our own bed! Happy Labor Day and end of the summer to all of ...
... were: Calvin in the lead with Orion and (some ***** whose name I can't remember right now....she and Orion had a major ***** meltdown on day 2 that took 3 people to break up!). Behind them were Henizer and Shelby. Rowena and Tim's team had Dozzer in the lead with Sweet Pea and Matilde next to him. And behind them Mo and Snarf. First, we learned how to harness the dogs; then how to "drive" the sled and finally we were assigned our teams (couple of photos). ...
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