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March Full Moon Super Moon in Grand Marais

Last night the full moon rose up above Lake Superior and it was a beautiful sight. The enormous golden sphere reflected off of the calm waters of the lake and left me gazing in awe. While technically the full moon

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Cross-Country Skiing on the Gunflint Trail

Tis the season for cross-country skiing and Cook County is the place to do it. We’ve got over 400 kilometers of ski trails to travel located throughout the County. The Gunflint Trail has some of the best cross-country ski trails

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Snowmobiling in Cook County

Snowmobiling in Cook County drone footage by Josh Prom.

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Ice Skating Fun in Cook County

What happens when the lakes freeze solidly without wind or snow? Large ice rinks are created all over Cook County and people go ice skating!

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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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