While breakup is still months away; winter is tolerable once again. Cabin fever has taken its toll and its time to get outside again. Ice fishing, snow machining, running the remains of the trap line, and trying to polish off that last caribou tag are some of the activities that beckon.
Evan and I are out enjoying a run through the birch forest looking for lynx tracks. Found several sets of lynx tracks as well as many fox, ermine, and martin. The unusually high snowshoe hare population of the last three years have enabled the larger predators to get more plentiful than in recent memory. The winter has given us a snow base of a couple of feet and the temperatures in the 20Fs have settled it into perfect snowmachine and snowshoe terrain.