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Temps in the Teens

It’s been getting a bit chilly the past few nights and the temperatures dipped down into the teens. The cold weather and wind have done a number on the leaves and there are now more on the ground than in

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Grouse on the Gunflint Trail

It’s almost that time of the year when I can get both my husband and son to go on hikes with me. The deal is they get to bring along a gun in case we see a grouse. Grouse hunting

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Fall Color Forecast Looks Good

I read an article that says we’re going to have good fall colors this year. Maybe.  The article explains that no area in Minnesota is considered to be in a drought so that is a good indicator of good fall

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Raspberries and Thimbleberries

If you’re out for a walk then keep your eyes open for ripe raspberries and thimbleberries.  In some places the raspberries are overripe but in other places they are just right for picking. I saw some on the hiking trails

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Good News for Gatherers

While the blueberry picking this year has been mediocre at best there is good news for those who wish to harvest wild rice in Minnesota. DNR NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                Aug. 10, 2015 Ripe wild rice harvesting allowed in

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Fear Inducing Fun?

I’ve always loved to go bike riding. As a kid I would bike all over my hometown. The Gunflint Trail isn’t great for bike riding because there isn’t a shoulder and it’s very narrow and curvy. Needless to say I

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Picking Berries on the Gunflint Trail

People are out and about on the Gunflint Trail. There are vehicles parked along side of the road at some of the well-known blueberry picking spots. We’ve seen people with bug nets and ice cream buckets crouched down in the

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Gunflint Trail Wildflowers and Plants

I love to watch the northwoods plant life change as the days pass by. The strawberries, blueberries, roses, service berries, bluebead lilies and more bloom early in the summer and then transform into their mid-summer look. In place of petals

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Colorful Time of the Year

The leaves of the trees are bright green, the lakes are blue and the flowers are blooming their special colors.  Where there is water in the ditches the marsh marigolds are a vibrant yellow. The blueberry plants dot the ground

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Boating Season Coming Soon

The lakes are still frozen on the Gunflint Trail but the streams and rivers are starting to flow. South of us other lakes are opening up in Minnesota and many people are anxious to get out onto the water. We’re

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