We parked the snow machine on the border of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and started the trudge down to our destination, about a mile and half down a island dotted corridor of lake. The wind was really whipping by now and the prospect of serving as a human wind break dulled the promise of expedition, but we trudged on.
About a mile into our trek, the sun came out!
However the wind didn't quit, and our destination still felt a long ways off.
As pretty as it was, we decided to turn around and head back to the cabin to reassess.
After a bite of lunch, we were ready to tackle plan B. Enter the winter camping tent doubling up as an ice fishing shelter. We headed out just about a half mile from the cabin and set up "camp."
Blocked from the wind, with a fire crackling in the portable wood stove, plan B was pretty cozy.
Hot beverages on demand always make things better.