Back at Eagle Lake in Acadia National Park today, it was far more challenging for me to get around. These folks have the right idea though.
The lack of snow and milder temperatures have made getting around on foot across the frozen lake very treacherous indeed.
Yes, that's Henri out there on the ground, but he has just finished drilling a hole through the still 2 feet of frozen ice and is just sitting there baiting his trap.
I was able to capture some shots of the arrival of a new ice shack and thought you might like to see how it's done. In this shot, the ice shack is sitting on a utility trailer being backed onto the ice.
How convenient to have a tilting trailer to allow the ice shack to just slide down onto the ice.
These guys picked a good day to do this, don't you think?
And that's all there is to it. Shack is sited. Nice view.
Since the newly sited shack was now blocking the view of our traps from where were were sitting in our truck, we decided to call it quits for the day, and took a walk on a nearby trail. Here's one of the views from the trail.