Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sable Lake Snowshoe

Winter continues in Grand Marais, featuring what seems like never ending lake effect snow. We are trying to go snowshoeing in different places. Our next one started at the Sable Visitors' Center. We snowshoed the North Country Trail, around Cross Country Ski Trail A, and then we cut over to the road that goes to the Sable Lake Boat Ramp. We bushwhacked it through the woods and discovered a few old foundations. Back when the national park took over the land in the late 1960s, the National Park Service gave home owners a deadline for them to remove their houses and other structures. We were surprised that the foundations located just east of the boat ramp around a quarter mile still remain. I didn't take a picture of the foundations since they were buried in snow, but still evident.

It is always great to look out at the Grand Sable Dunes from the south side of Sable Lake.

As we were bushwhacking through the woods, we spotted this fungi-covered tree.

We have had over a foot of snow so snowshoes or skis are definitely needed.

In fact the snow with the blowing and drifting already requires a front end loader to clear my driveway.

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