Saturday, September 29, 2012

Grand Marais Creek and Lake Canoe Trip -- Post 1

For weeks now my friend Renee's husband, Bob, has been asking me to go caneoing.  Yesterday was finally the day.  We both have one-person canoes, which we loaded on to our respective vehicles and drove east of town.  Then we drove down a two-track around a mile, parked, and unloaded the canoes.

In years past it was not possible to canoe the Grand Marais Creek.  However, beavers have been busy and have built a series of very effective dams that have tripled the width of the river.

Here is one of the dams.  It doesn't look like much, but it spans the entire width of the creek and absolutely stops the flow.  In fact while sitting in my canoe in front of the beaver dam, there was no current.

The fall colors were terrific.  Notice the huge tree below that is horizontal, but still alive.

As we canoed up river, we stopped every once in a while so Bob could fish.  Here are a series of pictures documenting the catching of the only Brook Trout he caught yesterday.  Since it was sunny, it was not a great day to fish.  But it was beautiful and a great day to be on the river.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a beautiful day for it!