Hiking 1:12:06  5.59 km (12:54 / km) +9m 12:48 / km
ahr:96 max:116 shoes: Asolo FSN 95
Onion to Sioux River
4:20 PM; Washburn, WI
0.6 °C; Cloudy
Walk to the Sioux in fading light. First thing I noticed was a big sandbank directing the Onion in a NE direction. Hadn't seen that in quite some time. Next thing was that beavers had taken down a good number of alder trees along our beach. They had screened part of our now sand buried boardwalk from the lake. A walk into the advancing night has something magical. I always enjoy seeing the lighthouses blinking on Long Island and also the signal buoys, one in the South Channel between Madeline and Long Islands, the other off Houghton Point. By the time i made it to Friendly Valley Beach, it was pitch dark and I decided to take the RR to the Sioux slough instead of walking the beach. Roux wandered into the semi-frozen wetland, likely in pursuit of the resident beaver. I couldn't see him but heard him thrashing through reed and water. He came back reluctantly when I called. Took the RR grade and then Bayview Park Rd all the way back home.