Wolf encounter before camping

Last month in September we decided to say farewell to summer and go on our last camping adventure. We choose a back country camp site nearby Moose Lake in the Superior National Forest a few miles outside of Ely, Minnesota. Just a few hundred feet from the parking spot  we encountered this curious fellow who didn’t seem afraid of us or the car.

The Minnesota Timber wolf we encountered before camping near Moose Lake.

The Minnesota Timber wolf we encountered before camping near Moose Lake.

Unlike the last wolf we spotted this one seemed to be much bigger and quite healthy based on his full stomach. Timber wolves are quite common in north east Minnesota. There are an estimated 300-400 wolves within the boundaries of the Superior National Forest and its the largest population of these animals in the lower 48 states.

Staring right at us

Staring right at us

Last glimpse before he disappeared into the woods.

Last glimpse before he disappeared into the woods.

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