No. 10 Hawkwatch at Wildcat Ridge WMA

This hike was a 2.5 mile loop in the Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area and not the one I was planning.  Originally, I was going to start at Split Rock Reservation and do a 4 mile loop on the Split Rock/Four Birds Trails.  But, I was accosted by news reporters in the trailhead parking lot who wouldn’t take no for the answer to their request for an interview.  The day before a scout master entered a cave and was attacked by a bear defending his winter home.  The bear claimed self-defense and was acquitted of all charges.  I was not disappointed on this shorter jaunt.  I will definitely visit Hawkwatch again in the spring to hopefully see some  migrating birds.  From a half dozen trees with buck scrapes (no shed antlers) to a couple dozen enormous fallen trees to the pond with 4 different beaver lodges, there was so much to see!

@ the Shop

Miller and I celebrated the 4th week of Advent and lit the candle of peace with some friends, but I forgot to take a picture.  We’ve been super busy at the shop.  But we’re still having fun with friends and visitors and framing.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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