6/11   Tried my luck at fishing and hooked a good sized pickerel ( about 20″) worked it for a minute or so but then it threw the hook ( NWT requires that hooks be barbless, so I’ll blame the loss on that). Fished for another hr or so but no further action.

We drove to the Salt Plains, about 25 mi W of Fort Smith. Springs leach salt from subterranean salt deposits and percolate to the surface leaving vast salt sheets on the plain. Bear, wolf, buffalo and other wildlife tracks indicated that the salt is a large draw for animals, although none were visible this afternoon.

Salt Plains - from overlook

Salt Plains – from overlook

Salt Plains

Salt Plains