It’s Out There

     It’s in the air and I can smell it; the scent of fall.  I hadn’t noticed it until this morning when I stepped outside and a breeze blew in that unmistakable smell.  The changing color of the leaves, the shortening hours of daylight and the decrease in the number of visitors all signify fall is here on the Gunflint Trail.

     It’s a laid back time of year for a canoe outfitting business.  Yesterday morning our guests were surprised at how quiet it was around our place and campers are ecstatic they are seeing hardly any other folks out in the Boundary Waters and Quetico Park.  The lakes are quiet, the campsites are empty and the wilderness is a true wilderness when very few people are present.

     Football games, school starting and wearing sweatshirts are a few of the things I look forward to in the fall.  What I look forward to the most is spending time in the woods; walking the trails, paddling the lakes and enjoying the solitude all alone.  It’s a short season and before we know it the trails will be covered with snow so come on up and enjoy the scent of fall, it’s out there.