WI Rustic Roads: Eau Claire County, R45

Published Thursday, February 23, 2023 by Bryan

We're jumping way out to the middle-west of the state to visit Eau Claire County in this week's Rustic Roads video. As promised, environmental audio is back!

Rustic Road 45 is a short gravel stretch. The color and brightness in the video are odd because it was a cold, windy, drizzly day. The clouds mostly blocked the sun, but became giant patches of white, blowing out the light balance on camera.

I promised no drama in the introduction to this series. That holds true for the video above. But just a couple miles before we turned onto R45, we did get startled by a deer running through a corner.

A deer runs across the road as we exit a corner.

I guess the, "Watch for deer and other wildlife," note in WisDOT's description of R45 is to be taken seriously.

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