July 1, 2018
With five cars ahead of him in line at Brainard gate, S— finally saw the gate attendants walking down the line to collect entry fees. S– purchased a season pass, and proceeded through the gate and up the road to Brainard.
A parking lot on the east side of the lake had several open spots. From there, S– trekked forth 4.5 miles through the forest around Long Lake.
On the south side of Long Lake, a decaying moose skull rested, like a gigantic antlered Yorick. A quarter-mile later later, its skeleton lay collapsed in cairn of bones.
Phase 2: Chicken tacos at Happy Trails, Nederland.