Day 2 (Sunday 09/12/09) – North Bay to Shade Lake
Today's route - North Bay to Shade Lake
Missed the sunrise, as I didn't get around the back of the island fast enough, but here's what we saw from the our side:
(Click on the above, then click again to zoom & pan)
Found a few fungi last night when cleaning the fish. They look better after sunrise:
My original plan was to zoom through the S-chain back on to Agnes, then head up to Kawnipi, but we sure didn't feel like it yesterday! We packed everything up and hit the water just before 9:00. The stream between North Bay and South Lake had one pullover beaver dam, and one lift over. A little poling was required here and there. Here's the 2nd dam:
We didn't have as good luck fishing today, mostly small ones, with one good one for supper. Still quite warm, Id guess in the low 80s. Took a nap, read some, went for a swim as we did yesterday, and generally goofed off. Checked out the route for tomorrow and decided another short one was in order.
Discovered an unexpected guest on the pack.
- and checked out the Shade Lake pictographs. As I remembered from the last time through here, not much to see.
Found some more fungi
Took a shower with the pocker shower (works great!http://www.rei.com/product/758045) and started fixing supper. Supper tonight was mashed potatoes and smallie filets, with vanilla pudding for dessert. After cleaning up dishes, started a small fire and played the guitar a while (Martin Backpacker). Unfortunately, the E string broke (no spare).
After the sun set, we watched the stars come out. Saw a strange satellite (west to east track) that moved erratically perpendicular to its course - weird. Great star watching night Milky Way was spectacular. Hit the sack around 9:00.
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