Like most experience in life, even climate can be a matter of perspective. After days of subarctic temps, today we reached the low 20's and I noticed some young folk in shorts headed into Walmart. Traveled to Okundekun Falls and hiked in on the North Country Trail with Benny. He had a difficult time with snow building up and freezing inside the pads of his paws. He managed to lose two of his winter boots for this purpose, so I am going to have to find a some that don't pull off and get lost. One of my YakTrax crampons also pulled off my boot and we did not notice till we were a quarter of the way back to the RAV4, so it made for some extra mileage to backtrack and find it (stuck in knee deep snow and slush on the Baltimore River). When done, we continued on US45 until just beyond Rockland, and stopped at the old church above-a place not visited for a number of years. In fact, I believe the last time that Holga cameras were used. The abandoned early model VW van that used to be in a field up the highway was gone, foiling the notion that I would photograph it next. Some mindless miscreant I am quite familiar with forgot his snowshoes, resulting in an ass-deep walk from the car to the church with snow filled boots and pants, foiling continued work at Lake Superior (Porcupine Mountains Wilderness) until another day. Tomorrow morning at 5:00 A.M., off to the Keweenaw Peninsula, weather allowing, to work in Copper Country. Enjoying NOT cutting wood this weekend as Tom has his annual Predator Hunt both today and tomorrow.