5 a.m. sunrise
This is another trail that you can hike that is in the Crane Lake area. It is across the river from the Vermilion River Gorge Trail and you need a boat to get there.
In case you were wondering how far 240 rods is, here is the formula:
1 rod = 16.5 feet
240 X 16.5 = 3960 feet
1 mile = 5,280 feet
3,960 / 5,280 = .75 or 3/4 mile
It was the beginning of a beautiful day and I think the birds were celebrating! They were singing their hearts out this morning. I usually don’t like to bore folks with the listing of the birds that I see, but there were so many this morning that I will list them this time.
Black-throated Green Warbler
numerous Canada Warblers
The portage trail takes you up to the top of the Vermilion Gorge where the river is placid. There are big marshlands on either side of the river and I could see and hear Red-winged Blackbirds along the sides of the river. It makes me wonder what other birds are lurking in the marsh. I need to portage a canoe up here sometime and explore this area.
On the way out I found this weird looking fungus. I’ll have to keep an eye on it to see what it turns into.