Friday, February 22, 2013

Presidents' Day Weekend


A thousand hills. Flying birds vanish.
Ten thousand paths. Human traces erased.
One rod, bark cape – an old man
alone, angling in the cold river. Snow.

               - Adapted from Liu Zongyuan










Sometimes forget how day-saving streamers can be.  In a word, it's pretty easy fishing.


Skiing the pools at the bottom of a Driftless River.


Water comes from the rock.  There was an active snapping turtle in this spring pool.  February. 




Aggressive sledding.  Powder on ice.  Steep slope.

11 Comments:

Anonymous PF said...

Beautiful man. Glad to see that your weekend intentions were indeed realized. I am so verdantly jealous over your proximity to open water and wintertime trout, but very appreciative of your gracious willingness to share it.

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Blogger amanda said...

Active snapping turtle in February! Crazy!

Looks like lots of great activity.

As in previous posts, I found myself curious who the canine friend is.

11:35 PM  
Blogger Royce Gracie said...

looks like a couple of hobbits walking around the dead marsh..DMW looks like an umpa lumpa on skis.

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Blogger Seth said...

Fantastic shots! Beautiful scenery! Very envious!

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Anonymous mn fishing said...

Amazing place for kids.

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Blogger Wendy Berrell said...

Good notes. You all remind me to even further appreciate the landscape we have at hand here.

The dog is bound to a friend with whom we were skiing that day; no canine for us at this point; maybe another time down the road!

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Good memories that last forever like story passed down to generation.

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