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Big timber

2010-05-28

It was a crazy week of work, but this morning I decided to gamble and left the hotel around 10am hoping that there would be no more calls. There's a reason why I don't normally gamble. A whole mountain of issues erupted. Unfortunately, by the time the lava really started flowing, I was past Butternut WI and entering the Chequamegon National Forest. I immediately lost cell service and didn't pick it up again for about seven hours. Fortunately (and quite improbably) the Elkhorn Motel in Clam Lake had wireless internet access that I was able to poach.

Clam Lake sits dead center of a great big patch of woods. I mean really big. And there are very few cabins scattered about like in most other places. This area has its own elk herd, a major wolf pack or three, no shortage of bears, endless deer, and the occasional moose and mountain lion as I've been told.

It also has large, round organisms that balance precariously on four small moving wheels. These organisms move single-file (probably to hide their numbers) in small noisy herds.

The worse thing about ticks is that they are crawling all over you even when they're not.

Around 7:30 pm I started looking for a place to camp. I found two bears right away. It's possibly there was a third, but I saw (and was seen by) a sow and a yearling. They didn't run off too far. They did make a lot of noise, both verbally and physically. I never got off my bicycle, so they were probably wondering what is that? And can we eat it? About ten minutes later I found a nice place to camp. While setting up camp, something extremely noisy came bounding through the woods toward me. Stupid pine squirrels.

great big eagle in Park Falls WI


Chippewa River


I will hurt you boy


meadow by a river under a bluff


you can bearly see it

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