5/11/18 – While several early bird paddlers have already embarked into the Wilderness from the Sawbill entry point, many anxious folks have been asking about the ice status on Brule. Brule, as the largest lake entirely within the Wilderness, is slower to shed its winter covering. Dan stopped by Brule this afternoon to get a first hand view. He reports that he couldn’t see any ice from the launch, but if you’ve been there before, you know the majority of the lake is out of view from there. Satellite imagery is still showing ice on the main portion of the lake. It’s safe to say though, it’s on its way out!