Last weekend when we were up on Sockeye Lake Road/Trail ..we came across this stretch of road. Can you tell what is special about it?
It is part of an exposed old corduroy road, years ago logs were placed across low swampy areas and covered with sand to form a road. It worked to make a passable road. Neither Far Guy or I have seen an exposed corduroy road in a number of years. The most famous of roads in our area is the "old corduroy road" ..but it was rebuilt by the DNR some time ago, and only exists in our minds. It used to lead to a great hunting area, and crossing that section of old logs was always a bit of an adventure especially in wet years.
Today Deer Hunting Season begins in Minnesota. I used to hunt, so did Far Guy, our girls attended firearms safety classes and accompanied their Father hunting several years. I found that I am not a good hunter, I hate to kill anything, and I used to cry for the poor deer that Far Guy brought home to butcher. We discovered that what we both liked about hunting was just getting out into the woods..and we can do that anytime since we moved into the woods. I still like to hunt with my camera!
A Doe with her twin fawns November 06, 2009 ..last night just at dark at the end of our road.