Monday, 7 April 2014

Caribou at "MileTen" on Mint Brook Resource Road, near North Pond.

Every year a small herd of caribou grazes in the area of Burnt Pond.  We had been planning a trek up over 'da road to see them for the last couple of months, but the timing just never seemed right.  On Sunday morning, it was very gray and snowing and didn't look like it was going to happen, but the snow stopped and it brightened up a little, so we decided to give it a shot.  With the milder weather, the road is really muddy in places, so we went in Dave Stead's old truck.  Dave & Sharon picked us up and we stopped in for the other Dave (& Linda) and we were off!!

We took photos from the road, and it was still pretty gray up there, but you could easily see the animals......

One of these was still pretty lazy and didn't even bother to get up for a photo......

It is likely that there were many more down over the bank, that we couldn't see...

Awesome afternoon.  we usually do this much earlier in the winter on snowmobile.  I am so happy we went up though---it was well worth it!

Of course, as always with us, we just can't get together without having a little lunch.  Dave G had some crab legs cooked up, so with a little persuasion we went in to their place.....he didn't have to twist our arms too hard!!!