From Scott’s property, I drove about an hour or so east into the Chequmegon-Nicolet National Forest.
I was interested in two campgrounds that recently opened: Bagley Rapids and Boulder Lake. My original plan was to first spend some time at Bagley Rapids, an inexpensive primitive campground on the Oconto River. From one of the waterfront sites, you can hear the sound of the rapids while drifting off to sleep.
However, a road detour took me right past Boulder Lake. I figured that was fate; so I pulled in Monday morning. There were more people camped here than I expected, but I found a beautiful lakeside site without hookups that simply lured me in.
The campsite had its own trail to the lake.
As the sunset, looks called out that all is still well in the natural world. Well, I know it’s not, but the sound of the loons still brought me peace and joy.
On the next day, I was brought back to earth when I found a new form of campground litter.
I’m going to spend a few days here, focusing on the lake and the call of the loons. I need this.