It was another peaceful night although it got very, very cold. It probably dropped to 5 or less. I have a mini thermometer and by the time I got up around 7:30, it was reading 7 with full sun on the site. Brrr. I hadn't been cold in my hammock on any night but that was dependent on being in my sleeping bag and liner properly and being on top of my mattress (any wandering limbs would immediately know they were off the mattress). LT was also cozy in his hammock. He had a new air mattress he picked up on Friday from MEC.
This morning's most rousing bird was a woodpecker that I swear was on the same tree my hammock was hung on. He didn't hang around long, just enough to wake us both up.
|View from inside my hammock|
|Fake sleeping for the photo op|
|It's up there|
Here are some pictures of the bug shelter set-up:
|I used my table as my chair for this trip|
Breakfast today was dehydrated eggs with red peppers, onions, and dried canned ham. And bacon. I added a mozarella cheese string to mine.
We didn't rush today to pack up. We didn't have too far to go. It would be a leisurely paddle and only a single, flat portage.
|The last we see of Laurel Lake|
|Going from Aura Lee into Little Cedar Lake|
|Back into Cedar Lake|
|Our same lunch spot from Saturday but much nicer weather|
|What a view down Cedar Lake!|
|I have never seen this lake so calm|
|Our car, one other car and the ranger's truck|
It took about 4 hours to get home, including the requisite stop for poutine in Deep River. We compared bug bites and LT definitely won for both quantity and size. I would prefer to lose this contest anyways.