Becca (former staff member) is here for the month of January helping out. She and I (and Denali) trekked around Round Lake. Innitially we were looking for some big cat tracks (lynx or cougar?) reported by last weeks’ cabin guests—we didn’t find them, but we had a pleasant foggy walk—mostly on crusted snow, sometimes on slush.
Then we hiked the shorline beyond the Lodge.
There is actually pink flagging tape that says Killer Tree Killer Tree Killer Tree on it, –a couple of big dangerous trees were flagged with the Killer Tree tape this summer. My kids love that—they take their friends out to see the Killer Tree that has fallen in the woods…that one that still has the tape, but has lost its killer potential.
Becca and I braved 10 minutes with the Standing Killer where the critters clearly use the hollowed out root tunnels.
The happy woodpeckers have turned it into a cribbage board.
The fire burned out the core (this photo was angled up the trunk. I didn’t put my head in the Killer Tree, just the camera.)
This is one cool white pine.