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A Walk in the Woods

It was a perfect day for a walk in the woods and Cook County has perfect woods to walk in.

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Daring Day Trip

It might not seem too daring to some people but climbing a fire tower is out of my normal comfort zone. While the fire tower on the Gunflint Trail off of the Kek/Centennial Trail is on the ground this one

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Severe Storm in the BWCA

Sunday night a powerful storm moved through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Heavy rain, wind gusts over 40 miles per hour and lightning strikes pummeled our area of the BWCA accessed from the Gunflint Trail for over an hour.  Branches

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Where There’s Smoke

There’s a fire. I’m not sure of the exact location or size of the fire but on our way home from Ely on County Road 1 we saw smoke. We also saw several aircraft circling in the sky and firefighters

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Skiing Deeryard Loop

Today was a beautiful day to be out on the cross-country ski trails. The temperature was in the high 20’s and without the sun shining it wasn’t too hot. The trail wasn’t soft either so Mike and I were able

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The Sun is Hot!

The temperature last night got down to -22 degrees and today it got up to 28 degrees above zero.  The sun this time of the year sure is hot. I was out for a ski today and while the air

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Icky Weather on the Gunflint Trail

49 degrees above zero in February on the Gunflint Trail is icky weather in my book.  More icky weather on the way too. Northern Cook / Northern Lake, Southern Cook / North Shore, Cook County Special Weather Statement issued February

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125th Anniversary of Minnesota State Parks

The 125th Anniversary of Minnesota State Parks is something worth celebrating. We are so lucky to have such phenomenal places to explore and recreate in. The North Shore and Cook County have some of the best parks in the state.

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Trails in the Arrowhead Region

If you’re a cross-country skiier then you are in luck. There are open ski trails in Cook County.  Most of the trails are in pretty good shape with plenty of snow on them. Many volunteer hours were spent clearing trails

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Snowmobile Fun Run

This weekend is the snowmobile club’s fun run! If you are in the area then join in the fun! A day of family fun is planned for February 7, the day that the Cook County Ridge Riders snowmobile club will

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