|Crystal Clear Morning|
|ATB: All Terrain Boat! Loaded for adventure. Two guns (rifle for deer, shotgun for ducks) deer stand, extra gear etc.|
|Looks like water right? Not. Its ice and enough to stop you.|
My suspicious thoughts were justified when I dropped in on a few spots after lunch. All the small ponds and rivers were totally iced in with about a half inch of extremely clear and smooth ice. The Wild Rice was frozen solid. The food source that was keeping the waterfowl around was closed for the season and they had moved south.
It was really interesting to experience that. To watch the ducks come through, then to see them leave. It means winter is here, this place is so cold and so inhospitable come winter, that the waterfowl just leave, they cant survive. It felt like being left behind and part of me had to wonder what we are truly getting ourselves into up here during the winter.....