The Battles of the U.P.
One great thing about the far north is the change in weather, yeah it's get cold at night. 75 during the day and down to around 40 just before dawn. Thats the great thing about the bug wars, the off switch comes around 8'oclock when it gets too cold for the mosquitos to keep up their pace. This gives you a nice break and dinner time with limited amounts of mosquitos. But, it does get really cold at night. I thought I packed heavy on the blankets for the night but I was wrong. 2 blankets, long johns, sweat pants and shirt, socks and beanie were all in place when I laid down at night. This is the middle of June we speak of.
The absolutely restoring beauty
I watched a few fish rise and splash on the surface for the first two hours of the morning but what I offered never got touched. So I went back for breakfast and to wake my dad and sister.
After a quick steak and eggs breakfast, we hit the river again. No bites in two hours... Here comes another lesson in U.P.; obstacles that you might not think of elsewhere. The car wouldn't start due to a dead battery. Luckily the only other guy in the campground was awake and willfully gave us a jump to keep us going. You need to make sure your car has a jumper pack for dead batteries as well as a good spare and random tools to fix minor problems to get you home. Being broken down on an old logging road buried in a dense swamp might strand you for a pretty good while. There may not be any other cars down that road the entire day.
Look for my video cut-up of the trip on my Youtube channel and if you haven't yet check out my Facebook page, do so and give a like to keep up with the media I'll be pumping out in the next few weeks. I'm excited to fly fish/hike the smoky mountain with my family in 2 weeks. I'm also getting a few DIY ready to go right now. (I've kind of been all about fishing so far....)
Thanks for reading this far, Find Wild!