We’ve had off-and-on rain since Labor Day, here, at Sam Owen Campground. It’s too bad that chases a lot of people away from camping. But I understand why when you’ve only got a weekend to squeeze it in. The wind blew the kayakers off the lake one day but it was calm the next. It’s been so quiet that we’ve even heard a loon!
Our osprey have been quieter. We still hear squawking but I don’t think there are as many around the nest. I wonder if the parents have left already and it’s just the kids left to figure out what’s happened? I think the parents have been trying to explain it for a while. They, probably, finally said, ‘Okay, we’re leaving now!’
Swimming in Lake Pend Oreille is allowed but don’t bring the soap or shampoo! How do you think it stays so clear and clean? If people abuse this lake, it will become polluted like anything else. One camper told me that this is the first lake she’s swam in that she felt cleaner coming out of than she did going in (and she never uses soap or shampoo); even her hair felt clean. So please, leave it like you found it so the wildlife can enjoy the lake too.