Monday, August 31, 2009
doily spider at Spirit Mountain
After driving up Skyline Parkway, then hiking up to the top of the Bardon's Peak area of Spirit Mountain, we overlooked this spectacular view towards the city of Duluth. You can see the road in the foreground. Only two cars passed us on our way up, some sightseers with California plates and a police car. After this point, during the winter this road is closed to cars. I think snowmobiles use it, though.
Looking towards Wisconsin, which is on the other side of Spirit Lake, which follows the St. Louis River, and then leads into St. Louis Bay, which opens to Lake Superior. That little island is Spirit Island.
A lot of folks have been here and left their mark on the bedrock.
Returning back to our car, I looked down on the path and saw this pretty doily web lying neatly on the red clover, with its weaver, a brown spider, waiting patiently for lunch.