The beavers sure have been busy at Grand Portage National Monument! This photo was made standing on top of the lodge, which is built into the hillside next to Grand Portage Creek. Between the beaver lodge and Mt. Rose in the background you can see the roof of the great hall inside the fort. It's kind of ironic... I don't think this scene would have been possible during the fur trade. The beaver was the main animal that was sought after and had there been some this close to the fort they would have certainly been casualties of the trade.