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Fall Colors are Here

It’s beginning to look more like fall every day.  Today was a gorgeous day with brilliant sunshine and the temperature up in the 70’s on the Gunflint Trail. The forecast calls for more temperatures in the 70’s for the rest

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A Walk in the Woods

Grouse hunting begins next weekend and it’s about the only time of the year I can get my son to go hiking with me. We have seen lots of grouse this year on the Gunflint Trail and it looks like

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Blue Bears

It’s not a new species of bear but the bears are blue because they are sad. The blueberry crop has not ripened yet and the bears are hungry.  One very skinny bear has been checking out the garbages at Voyageur

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Trail Maintenance

If you like to hike and you like to work outside then head up to the Gunflint Trail this June for a volunteer opportunity.  I love to hike, work outside and volunteer but unfortunately I have enough opportunities to keep

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Associated Risks in the Wilderness

I think most people are aware of the risks in the wilderness and in ordinary every day life. You can slip on an ice covered sidewalk, get hit by a car or choke on a piece of steak and die. 

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Another Ten Bites the Dust

Happiness is checking things off of your Bucket List. I was able to check 10 things off of my list the other day. Ten miles off of my “Hike the Superior Hiking Trail” Bucket List item.  I have less than

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Gorgeous Gunflint Weekend

While Saturday’s weather could have been nicer both Friday and Sunday were wonderful for enjoying fall on the Gunflint Trail. Our Youth Group had an amazing weekend at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters. Today it was sunny and got up to 70

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On the Road

I’ve spent a quite a bit of time on the road lately. With the kids in Middle School sports they play in quite a few games.  I don’t want to miss their games so I have been driving all over

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Dreaming of Blueberries

I found a patch of blueberries that looked like the grapes in a bowl of plastic fruit. I picked one from the bush thinking it looked like some scientifically engineered berry from a different planet and when I bit into

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