What a great ice paddle yesterday...it was 21 degrees (F) and a trace of snow had fallen the night before, so the sandstone formations were beautifully accented. We saw quite a few eagles (mostly immature balds) and a small flock of buffleheads.
Of course, we saw no people which is the best thing about an ice paddle. In the summer this place is a zoo.
If I look stoned it's from the smoke from the fire. The canoe created a nice shelter from the wind but it also caused a little backdraft that kept blowing smoke in my face. It was worth it, my wife hugged me when we got home and said "Mmmmm.....you smell like a campfire." The ultimate aphrodisiac in our family...
5 weeks ago