Winter Conditions

Now that freezing temperatures are likely, ice or snow is possible on the trail. Proceed with caution. Ice-traction devices for your shoes are recommended. You may experience strong winds. Dress appropriately for weather conditions. Portions of the trail are impassible during high tide, so plan your trip

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Duck blinds on the move

As overnight temperatures dip into the teens and daytime temperatures barely rise above freezing, ice is forming in the quiet coves and bays along the river. Until recently, many of these coves and bays were home to duck blinds, which are framed with scrap lumber and camouflaged

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Migrations and stockpiling

In nature, there are two broad strategies for coping with winter scarcity: seek warmer climate or stock up on supplies. Yesterday, marked the autumnal equinox. I motored the supply barge up the creek to load five barrels of kerosene. On the way, I counted two monarch butterflies

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