On December 11th, Jon and I made our way up to Voyageurs National Park for some much needed playtime in Superior National Forest. We were hoping for some snow, and while there was a bit...uhhh. There was a just a bit. We stayed two nights and woke up to a beautiful fresh dusting each morning, so I'll count that as a snow-win.
We spent a lot of time hiking around and playing down by the lake. There was some ice on it, but not very much. All of the small waterfalls nearby were frozen, which was stunning to see and fun to touch. We spent time by the fire and when it started to get super chilly we'd hang out in the tent.
A super neato thing happened on this camping trip. And that was that we had a bathroom. Now I feel super spoiled. Over Christmas more camping will ensue, and I am positive the luxury of a box to sit on and a door to close will not exist ;)
There were a lot of various animal tracks in the fresh snow and ice. We saw a lot of deer and a couple pheasants. And the best: we saw a bunch of bald eagles! And most of them were tearing apart dead deer and looking real badass.
This trip went way too fast. I think the photos speak for themselves. It was the most peaceful time up north in the wild.
Bonus: on our way home we went to the Duluth Grill for food. I think we ate one million things. And two pies.