Good News on the Cavity Lake Fire

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The Cavity Lake Fire has brought some good news to the Gunflint Trail.  We have had the opportunity to meet many people from all over the State who have been reporting on the happenings of the fire.  Two wonderful people we met were Regina and Jenni from the Star Tribune website.  Instead of reporting on all of the doom and gloom on the Gunflint Trail they focused on the positive.  The positive news being that there are still many places along the Gunflint Trail where people are still able to get out and enjoy the wilderness and the solitude of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  There are entry points that provide awesome fishing, beautiful scenery, and watchable wildlife.  All of the businesses on the Gunflint Trail are still open, even the ones at the end of the Trail.  To see proof of this you can check out Regina and Jenny’s work.  Go to this website, to see a great video clip with some local stars including my husband!  Seagull Lake itself is now open for day use travel and more routes are likely to re-open soon.   The fire is 10% contained with over 3 miles of fire line laid out.  It has been raining almost all day long here at the end of the Trail; that may sound like good news, but we will have to wait and see.  The rain will help to cool areas off that have been completely burnt over but it may prevent the fire teams from getting the work done they need to do in the burn off areas. At this point we”re very thankful for any good news we get and we will celebrate all successes no matter how small.