Dec. 16

Trail markers are now set up.  Like last year, we have gone straight north on the West side of Memorial island to the station.  In the north end a secondary trail is marked into Jackfish bay towards my place (nice Clay) then back to the main trail past Jeffs point.  There will also be a secondary towards Campbells point.  As mentioned before, there is a marked trail into Copelands bay marked by spruce trees at this time and there is also a spruce marked trail coming out of Copelands on the south side of the big island towards the main trail.  A change from last year, there is no markers to the north Otterlake trail.  The north trail to Otter lake wasn't used last year due to bad ice in the swamp, the south trail out of Copelands was the trail of choice.