Brockway Mountain Drive, just below Copper Harbor, is one of my favorite Fall destinations. If I am lucky enough to bag my buck during the first few days of bow season, I will have time to do some travel, as well as another backpacking trip, before the snow. While the gardens are still intact, they are experiencing their final days before a first big frost. Cutting back and removing plants from over a dozen perennial beds is an all day affair. Benny gets his last haircut of the year Saturday morning. He will grow out all winter as protection during his outside time. Sunday will be firewood cutting day at my friend, Tom's home in Trout Creek, where I still have two loggers cords of my wood to cut with the chainsaw. We will "make wood" as they say here in the U.P. in the first part of the day and then hunt grouse along the Jumbo river in the late afternoon.
"It is a shame to separate from the right companion because you are on the wrong journey."