The other reason I wanted to go up to the UP was for a shot at Hawk Owl pics. I've only seen one, a bird at Soo Junction on the Chippewa/Luce Co line several years ago (probably the last time I went to the UP). There's apparently about 3 birds at various locations, the 11 Mile bird was there on our second check yesterday morning.
We tried to find our way back into a different section of the burn but were turned back by the 6-10 inches of snow that had fallen since we'd left the day before. A small group of Pine Grosbeaks was a consolation before we turned back south.