02-May-2011 -- The GPS in the car brought us to a point about 1.3 km from the confluence point, the last few kilometers on gravel roads. The weather was nice, around 20 centigrades and the terrain seemed ok and I trotted off into the forest which consisted mainly of maple trees with the odd pines, birch and oaks. Half way I came to a big beaver dam which I walked around. I pulled out a beaver cut "walking stick" which is peeled and pointed at both ends. About 150 m from the cp I came to another beaver dam which was somewhat more wobbly. Just under the water there was a clear entrance to the beaver's home. I ventured out on it till I was only 97 m from the cp. Balancing on the flexible branches of which the beaver had built his dam/home, I decided I was close enough, took the required photos and hurried back to a waiting wife in the car on a desolate forest road in an area with no coverage for the mobile phone.
The forest seemed to be a lively place. I found dropping from moose and rabbits and footprints from moose, deer and possibly bear. The flowers were coming out and some of the smaller trees had indications of leaves. This was a good outing in the forest.
Ps. Time on the GPS is CET.