Distance: 23km (14.3 miles)
There have been a couple of minor changes today:
1. Half of the black flies seem to have turned into mosquitoes overnight – or nippers as they call them here. Haven’t decided yet which ones we hate most …
2. The trail is suddenly a lot easier to walk on. Until now some sections of the track were covered with fairly big pebble-stones. That may be more convenient to ATV’s, but it’s definitely not very comfortable for hikers. Hope it stays this way!
3. The forest seemed to get a bit more varied. Not only pine and fur trees anymore, but also quite a few birches – we like this change too! We read that there’s a company that will use birch sap from an area close to Benton for a health drink. (Haven’t seen in yet in the shops though.)