One of the guys suggested we go down to the lake. Apparently we forgot about the long hike the day before, because down to the lake we went. The trail here is actually rougher than the trail up onto the Giant-I slid down a few spots on my seat-but that could be due to the treadless running shoes that I wore that day-remember, we thought that we were just out to get gasoline! I have no photos of this little adventure because I somehow forgot to bring my fresh battery along. C'est la vie, eh!
I saw about 10 bald eagles on my 5 day adventure up to the Giant and back, including one that flew across the highway right in Sault Ste. Marie, the pair on Marie Louise Lake at the Park campground, and a pair that flew over us in the town of Marathon on the way home. I also saw a timberwolf, guesstimating over 3' high at it's back and 120lbs. I started out the first day from Sudbury and returned to Kitchener on Labour day, covering 2600km in 2 travel days with 3 up at the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. I would do it all over in a heartbeat!
Stay tuned for Part 2 of this excursion, covering the hike up onto the Sleeping Giant itself...
Get out there, eh, but dress for the weather, and remember to be prepared for snowy roads-winter is here!
Uncle Travelling Dan