We’ve had a long run of beautiful, Spring-like days this Winter. Momma had signed up to jump in Beaver Lake for the Polar Bear Plunge and there was no way I was going to hang out lake-side in the cold and try to entertain my two hellions. Shared a few texts with Kat and found out that he was planning on wandering through Devil’s Eyebrow. That’s all he had to say.
I’ve been reading about this place in the news recently. Kat owns some land near the property and there’s nothing quite like having 2000 acres of unexplored wilderness nearby. Saturday morning, I woke Bear Bait and Squirrel up early and checked the weather report. Highs in the 50’s, small chance for rain. Beautiful.
7:30 saw us heading to Walmart for snacks and a quick McBreakfast. We were knocking on Kat‘s door by 8:30. On the trail by 9:00.
This was the first time Kat and I had all four boys out on the trail together with just the two of us. It was also the longest trail Squirrel had ever been on. His past record was about a mile and a half. This trek was easily three or four miles. While we spent maybe a mile, mile and a half on what looked like a 4-wheeler road, the rest of it was climbing through draws, walking on exposed lake bed, or bushwhacking over rocks and fallen trees.
Will be uploading pictures soon. They tell the hike much better than any narrative will. We made it off-trail by about 3:00, just as the rain started to fall.