It’s been pretty cold on the Gunflint Trail lately and I wouldn’t want to have been out camping in the Boundary Waters. Winter camping in the BWCA can be a fun thing to do, but not when the temperatures dip into the -30′s! Last night our low on the Gunflint Trail was -37 degrees actual temperature and it only got up to -3 degrees yesterday for the high. Yep, it’s been pretty cold on the Gunflint Trail.
That doesn’t mean there hasn’t been activity on the Gunflint Trail. The birds have been feeding endlessly at the bird feeder. Neighbors have reported moose, wolf and lynx sightings and of course the fox have been out and about too. As for the two legged folks on the Gunflint Trail their time outside has been a little shorter than usual especially when the wind has been howling like the wolves.
The moon is approaching full and it’s an amazing time to be in a snow covered wilderness. The moon reflects brightly off of the snow and it looks almost like daylight on the lakes of the BWCA. If the temperatures don’t increase a little bit then I won’t be out skiing beneath the full moon this weekend. Until then I’ll be sure to keep the bird feeders full and a log in the fireplace.
Weekly Summary for January 24, 2013
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High: Low: Average:
Temperature: -4.3 °F -26.5 °F -15.6 °F
Dew Point: -8.2 °F -31.5 °F -20.0 °F
Humidity: 94.0% 76.0% 79.8%
Wind Speed: 20.0mph from the NW – 3.6mph
Wind Gust: 20.0mph from the North – -
Wind: – - WNW
Pressure: 31.25in 30.32in -