Fall colours!

By | October 1, 2020

Well it certainly seems to be the end of summer here in the wondrous Canadian forest. Temperatures are falling with the leaves. There’s a chance it will warm up enough next week, but not enough to go swimming in my mud hole.

I did manage to get out to the pit last week. There’s no water on top of it (finally!), and since I’ve spent all summer playing in it, the mud there is a wonderful rich soggy mess. It’s the perfect consistency now and I’m a bit sad that I probably won’t make it back there again this year.

On my last trip I noticed there’s a trail cam watching one of the patches of field that I typically venture through to get to this year’s favourite mud pit. I had to detour around it, which wasn’t so bad. But it certainly means there’s hunters around and I would like to avoid an encounter with some macho loser carrying a big gun.

Since it was a relatively wet summer, there is no chance of getting to the muddy bank I like to wallow in. Perhaps next year. Meanwhile, if it does warm up a little, I might check out the ATV hole. I’ve been keeping an eye on it and it definitely looks like a lot of fun. But with trail cams up and hunters roaming around, it doesn’t bode well for any sort of late season wallow there. But, as always, we’ll see how things go over the next week or two.

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