Before we headed up, the trail stopped at the lake's edge where canoeists exit for the Portage between the lakes. It was a beautiful sandy beach. Unfortunately, we didn't stop, or the kids would have lost their steam. We pressed on.
Along the way, we stopped and observed many fascinating rocks. This was a cool one, with round pieces of quartz all stuck together, along with some other minerals.
I didn't think we would see any signs of Moose up this far North. The terrain was high and rocky, and I always assumed Moose preferred low and marshy areas, but we found several Moose tracks. This was the best example next to Finn's hand.
We think this may be a Moose scraping his antlers on the tree.
Definitely Moose Poop. It's bigger than the deer droppings we are so used to seeing around our house.
A very large tree that was begging to be hugged.
Happy to make it to the top!
Jamie took this picture. I love that the leaf's shadow is green.
A huge boulder left behind from the Glacial Melt down.