There are plenty of berries on the Mountain Ash. The Wooly Caterpillar has a big stripe. According to locals these are two ways to predict that this winter will be a "good" winter. To the outdoor enthusiasts that means, lots of snow. We look forward to cross-country skiing, ice-fishing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing through the frozen forest. The kids will be learning how to ice skate next week and with a little luck maybe we will even freeze a rink for them on the river. Winter on the Gunflint Trail is awesome and we invite you to come on up and see for yourself how wonderful it is.