Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A walk on the ice 

The TH Teenager walked out on the lake for an hour this afternoon, enjoying the vast expanse and the easy access to places that are otherwise difficult to get to. Herewith, more pictures of the Adirondack winter:

Our tracks, looking backward...

Our tracks in the snow on the lake

The fire place, North Island...

Fire place, North Island, Big Wolf Lake

Canine tracks of uncertain origin. We're thinking coyote, but there are also wolves in dem dar hills.

Canine tracks

The TH Teenager, following the tracks...

Son John, following the tracks

Currents in the ice...

Rivers in the ice

Ice feathers (take a close look)...

Ice feathers

The Sewards...

The Sewards, from Big Wolf Lake

More tomorrow, if we're lucky.


By Blogger Don Cox, at Wed Dec 23, 04:51:00 AM:

Nice photos. More please.  

By Blogger Charlottesvillain, at Wed Dec 23, 09:22:00 AM:

Awesome shot of the Sewards, but I dispute your claim that there are wolves in the Adirondacks. There is currently an active debate over whether they should be reintroduced, but they were extirminated in the 1890s. The Moose reintroduced themselves over the past 20 years from Maine and Eastern Canada, but there are no wolves in the East to migrate into the Adirondacks.

(And that's a good thing if you're out alone on a frozen lake without a serious side-arm.)  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Dec 27, 12:07:00 PM:

I know many backwoods Adk. folks who swear they have seen wolves, not coyotes, but wolves. And I believe them.  

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