Yesterday was a rare weather day at the end of the Gunflint Trail. It rained and rained and rained some more and it never seemed to completely stop raining. We saw blue sky through the clouds a couple of times but for the majority of the day it was wet and grey. We received over a half of an inch of rain and there are no complaints of thirst from any of the trees or plant life.
Groups who were out in the canoe country wilderness yesterday hopefully stayed dry. If they were paddling then there’s no rain gear good enough to have kept them dry. As one of my tow boat drivers said, “He was soaked to the bone.”
Today the sky is blue and the sun is shining. The moccasin flowers are blooming in full force and so are the lilacs in Grand Marais. We’re always behind the Twin Cities and Duluth when it comes to blooming lilacs and our growing season is much shorter up here.
The days are passing by quickly and last night I had a nightmare the trees were already changing to their fall colors. Thankfully when I looked outside today the leaves were still green. Summer flies by so be sure to get yourself to the Gunflint Trail and out on a wilderness canoe trip before the leaves have dropped to the ground.