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Friday, July 31, 2009

August Brings Families Together At Seagull

As summer activities wind down before the start of another school year, we are beginning to see many families reunite at Seagull. August seems to draw many families for a nice relaxing get away together. It is a great time for reminiscing, teaching, and learning.

Through all the wind and the rain we've been having, smiles are still what we've been seeing when the trips sadly come to an end. The wise teach these young children that a garbage bag is just as beneficial when it comes to the week of rain that they had on their trip.

The adults may be giving the life lessons on these trips, but it looks to me as if the young ones are giving the lessons on how to catch the fish.

Hopefully the weather begins to cooperate for these families so they can enjoy their relaxing time together before the chaos of school begins once again.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Blueberries in Full Swing on The Gunflint Trail

The blueberries are ripe in the Northwoods. In the past week or so, we have had many of our customers come off their trips talking about picking lots of blueberries and even adding them to their morning pancakes.

With the recent fires of '06 and '07, comes alot of new nutrients to the soil. We have seen more blueberries than we have seen in awhile. They can be found on many south facing rocks and portage trails.

We have also had an unusual amount of rain the past few weeks. We hope to have a warmer and sunnier August.

The fishing has been consistent with the bass and walleyes moving to the humps and rock reefs.

Below is a picture of one of Seagull's young customers enjoying the BWCA with a little nap on a rock!


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Gunflint Canoe Races

This past Wednesday the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Canoe Races. It was a great event with an eating contest, food, auction, canoe raffle, and canoe races.

Our very own Katelyn Dold participated in the eating contest. She was able to eat 20 cream puffs in three minutes. She ended up finishing a distance second.
Overall, it was a fun event for the people of the trail to come together and raise money for a great group of people that help keep our trail safe from wildfires.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cross Bay Lake Day Trip

The weather was great and it was my day off. I headed to Cross Bay Lake to take in the sights and sounds of this gorgeous lake. I was traveling in a Wenonah Kevlar Solo Prism and I packed a lunch for the day.

As I entered at the Cross Bay entry point, I was greeted by chattering otters that felt threatened that I was a little to close to their home. I made it past the two small portages and was on Ham Lake. I saw where the origin of the '07 fire began. It is amazing to see the two year growth on the trees and to see how resilient the woods really are. I mad my final portage into Cross Bay Lake and took a few photos of wildflowers that are pictured below. I stopped and had lunch at one of the campsites as I took in the view. As I paddled around Cross Bay, I was greeted by a large snapping turtle and a cow moose wadding the shore.

All and all it was a great day to be on the water, and Cross Bay Lake will go down as one of my most favorite, peaceful places to visit.