Beyond the Pilgrim River Bridge, the road continues uphill and offers sweeping views of a network of lakes and the meandering river valley. North of the Pilgrim River drainage is a large hill topped with a series of granite rock outcroppings known as Hen and Chickens because of its resemblance to a small flock at certain angles. A cross was placed at the summit in memory of a priest who died in a blizzard on his way to the orphanage. Look for waterfowl species that typically frequent ponds and tundra meadows: tundra swan, Canada goose, red-necked grebe, and puddle ducks. Muskox some- times feed in the grassy meadows at the base of Hen and Chickens in summer and spend the winter on the summit. Moose frequent the river valley.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 65.13806
Longitude: -164.75104