It has been a global warming kind of fall at the lodge. Jen, who is the host, reports that the temp on the deck has been touching 70 for the last several days. The snow that fell nearly two weeks ago is long gone and spring has arrived? heh heh. Anyhow, I've been out hunting up there, road is in great shape, very few people, and nice and quiet. Lots of ptarmagin and rabbits around, and sadly for the ptarmagin, they have changed white, but the ground around them has not!
Lots of bear sign around, as they haven't begun to think about hiding in a hole for the winter yet. I'm hoping to bust one down this weekend, and remove him from the moose food chain. Wolves are out and about too, wondering if they missed winter.
Hopefully the road will stay open for another weekend after this so I can keep trying to get my son in front of a caribou. Season opens back up on the 21st.
Of course, check the weather and make your own informed decision about driving the highway. If you do drive across, make sure you stop for free coffee! Take some bear and wolf hides back with you!