Sunday, August 13, 2017
We abandoned plans to go to Forillon National Park and drove across the USA border to Voyageurs National Park.
We decided to go to the Ash River Visitor Center to pick up a map, pin and sticker, and then we hiked out on Blind Ash Bay Trail for several miles. It was an interesting and diverse trail starting with a steep uphill of rocks, flattening out a bit, then a sloping downhill of more rockiness, across a road, more rocks, then forest with ups and downs. Eventually we found ourselves on the edge of a steep drop looking out on Kebetogama Lake. We stopped to enjoy the views for awhile before looping back through a pretty pine forest and then getting back on the main trail again.
Along the way we spotted a Black-backed Three-Toed woodpecker, another new one for our growing list of birds.
Later that night we went back to Canada and stayed the night at The Makabi Inn in Ft. Francis.