Moose and Winter Tracks

     Thanks to all of my blog readers who took the time to check out the moose story and who let me know the story is not true.  I thought it looked a little too good to be true.  You can check out the information about this urban legend on the Snopes website.   

     The snow has been falling for the past couple of days.  We haven’t been lucky enough to receive a foot of the white stuff like some people, but it is coming down nicely and more is in the forecast.  It is perfect timing since the Gunflint Trail Winter Tracks Festival is March 1-4th. 

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   There are plenty of ways to enjoy the snow on Friday.  Take a drive to Gunflint Lodge for a Skijoring Demonstration at 9 AM.  This is a fun activity where dogs are hitched up to humans wearing cross-country skis and then travel together across frozen expanses.  Bearskin Lodge invites you to listen to local Bob Marchino as he talks about his wilderness canoeing adventures.  If you’ve ever wanted to winter camp then head on up to Heston’s Lodge for an introduction to this fun activity.  There will be a winter camping seminar at 1 PM and the outdoor brick oven will be hot and ready for pizza making from 1-3 PM.  On both Friday and Saturday there will be free skiing at the Central and Upper Ski areas on the Gunflint Trail.  For a real treat you can try some lit skiing at Bearskin, Golden Eagle or Gunflint Pines Resort.  If you are interested in making some tracks of your own be sure to join the wolf howl guided trek at 8 PM at Gunflint Lodge. 

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   Friday evening make your way to Trail Center for a live broadcast from local radio station WTIP.  Buck Benson and Bob Carter will present The Roadhouse beginning at 5 PM followed by the trivia challenge Small Change at 7 PM.  Following the live broadcast local Ted Young will present a seminar entitled, Yesterday’s BWCA beginning at 8 PM.  

    We hope you can join us for some winter fun on the Gunflint Trail.