DAY 155: Monday, October 21, 2013, DEER PARK– This day was on the weird side. We headed for town to get flu shots and about 10 miles south of here, between Pine Stump and Wolf Inn we passed what looked like they might be wolves, on a two track, close to CR 407, so I did a flip-flop and we went back and got pix. Realized once we got pix on cameras they’re probably dogs, most likely sled dogs, but they could be bear hounds, I suppose. Both have collars, but we see no telemetry wires or antennae. We saw these animals around 10 a.m. heading east on Sleeper Lake Road (more name than road). Later we checked for tracks and I found tracks more like dogs, and fresh, and only two wolf tracks, but they were old and judged solely on size. Also found what appear to be old moose tracks. Former CO and pal Dave Van’t Hof thinks they look like caribous, but that would be truly odd. Way back in the 20s there was a heard of caribou up in this area, but they died out. Transplants, not survivors over time. And this weekend pal Zael Lutz of Trout Lake put up info on elk being seen around Trout Lake this summer and fall. Wow!
After flu shots, lunch at Pickelman’s Pantry, and other errands, we came back north and took Shaksper for his run over on Seven Mile Fire Lane. 35 mph NW winds made it way too “messy” for a beach perambulation. While he ran, I discovered oodles of strange fall mushrooms, which make for some neat photos. We still have some nice color up her on Lake Superior and I will post photos from the whole day here, but may have to break them into two batches. Days here are endlessly interesting the woods filled with all kinds of stuff to see and explore, but you have to get on the dirt and off the hardtop. Oh and we saws our tenth bear of the season, on CR 407 south of Halfway Lake and the houndsmen were right on top of it. We’ll be out of here in ten days. Hard to believe. Over.
Okay, we’re outta here!
Are we never going to have privacy?
Hey dudes, Wassup?
Sleeper Lake Road. The dogs carefully went around the “road pond” in the picture..
Sleeper Lake terrain, where we saw the dogs.
Mooned by Shrooms?
Spores on top
The top of this looks like a Brenda Stinson muffin!
And more shrooms, upon shrooms.
See Satchell Paige for caption.
Two-track running north off Seven Mile Fire Lane.
Color is still good just east of Musky State Park:. Lake Superior is short distance to the right (north) through the trees you see.
Color still nice at our place.