Gods Country NWO

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Hektoglider, May 17, 2014.

  1. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

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    Lone Pine Ontario (or travelling)
    Northern Ontario
    A ride to a lake
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    It was hovering around 1'C in the early morning hours on Wednesday May 13th. The sky was overcast.
    I took the motorcycle out for a ride, down a paved road, then a dirt road.
    I parked the motorcycle and began walking down the trail. I noticed the life of the wood was over, but it now was providing life to the fungus.
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    I looked down and reflected upon the new season opening up here in the great North country. A tough winter was giving way slowly to springtime .
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    Ice formed on the small pools in the forest last night, with the patterns similiar to a frosted window.
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    I walked quietly towards the lake on a trail in the forest , and suddenly heard a scraping sound. It was loud , like antlers rubbing upon bark of a tree.
    I stopped and waited. It was quiet, then I heard it again. This time I knew what it was, claws scraping on the white pine tree 20 feet away. 2 small black bear cubs caught my eye as they went up the tree.
    I felt the electricity in the air, as the pulse of my heart was audible, the hair on my neck stood up. The mother bear of these 2 cubs was very nearby, but not visible in the thick brush. I had entered into a very dangerous zone, inadvertently .
    I turned and retreated quickly, disappointed that I had gotten so close to the lake, but unable to get to it. I escaped from what may have been a violent encounter with the mama bear.
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    I chose a different route towards the water, talking loudly to the forest, with the top of the white pine visible 700meters away. I stopped to remove the motorcycle jacket and snap a photo of the lichen.
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    It's nice and quiet here. The sound of the loons calling, the dark clouds delivering dry snow pellets as I cast my lure into the pure water.
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    I see a fish surface, a quick cast in front of where it appeared, and then a struggle between us. Sometimes the fish wins, this time I did.
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    I walk back on my trail, this time past the pine tree. I speak to the bears, loudly allowing them time to move away as I approach. I arrive at my motorcycle and enjoy the road, the encounter still fresh in my mind.
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    If your mind is not clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life .
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  2. slipknot

    slipknot Been here awhile

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    Very nice. Thanks.
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  3. toddiscdn

    toddiscdn Take off, EH!

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  4. Hektoglider

    Hektoglider One with Life

    Joined:
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    Location:
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    New growth arises as springtime moves forward in the north country. The brown dead grass of the previous winter having been flattened by the heavy snow.
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    As the river flows by..... The river that is life itself. I find forgiveness.
    No one can take or remove it from a human being. I can reach inside and offer it outwards, and it will likely return back in another ( way / form / location )
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    It's not about getting. I see it now, in the moment by the river.
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    Finding compassion and acceptance & understanding.
    Each day on our world is a gift.
    Thanks for listening . It's noisy in here, but its quiet by the river.
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