Upon return to the campsites, the rain started and this would be status quo for the remainder of the evening. It rained quite heavily at times, but with the great tarp structures, we didn't really notice. Many of the students were also keen to play a game of manhunt and challenge themselves to walk between the sites without using flashlights. The next morning, we were once again greeted by a wonderful sun that allowed us to dry out some things while we packed up and had breakfast. The other surprise we got his day was the first snow of the year. Throughout the day we saw a bit of flurry activity mixed with sunshine. This was better than rain, although it was really unexpected.
On the 3rd day we headed across 4 portages to Opalescent Lake. We had a bit of a slow start, so we decided to stop on High Falls Lake for lunch. We found a campsite and collected enough firewood to make a nice soup and allow us to toast our wraps and pizza bagels. Opalescent is a pretty special lake with great campsites. Before we headed to our campsites, we ensured we had enough firewood for everyone, which was key, as the temperatures on this night would drop down to about -5 Celsius. The tents were iced over, cups with water left in them had a layer of ice in the morning, but this also provided us with a spectacular morning as the sun shone beautifully through the fog created above the water.