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Saturday, February 23, 2013

North Shore Day Trip

I decided that a day trip to the North Shore was definitely needed by me! My boyfriend and I made the trek and stopped at a few amazing places along the way. We were traveling up from Duluth and took the scenic route to Two Harbors. Along the scenic route we stopped out at a pier and boy, that lake effect made for a cool walk! It was beautiful... There was a cool fog over the lake and the wave were entering into the bay creating more ice. 

From there we kept heading north to Gooseberry where we were able to roam around and take pictures of the beautiful frozen waterfalls and even hike under them! We then went to Split Rock and Tettegouche State Park. We capped off our adventurous day with a slice Heath Cream and French Silk Pie at Betty's Pies! We figured we burned enough calories throughout the day to splurge!

Take an extra day on your trips North and stop to enjoy the beauty around us!


Ice Out Contest

With temps around 50 degrees today, it's hard not to look forward onto summer. We have a lot of great equipment ordered, summer staff is about complete, and reservations are coming in heavy. The warm weather gets me thinking when the ice will be out of the bay to allow the paddling season to begin again. As always, we are hosting an ice out contest on our discussion forumDates are a first come, first serve basis! Predictions are accepted through March 30th! Winner will receive a brand new Kelty Coromell Long 20 degree down sleeping bag! Head to the forum now to make your guess!

It should be quite the battle considering there are portions of the North Shore that are still making ice! Hope you join in!


Friday, February 8, 2013

MN Moose Hunting Suspended

On Wednesday, February 6, Minnesota suspended moose hunting indefinitely. Minnesota's moose population is down 35% from last year and 52% from 2010. These numbers are scary for people who love the solitude and wildlife of the Northwoods. A news article from the Twin Cities Pioneer Press stated that "Pregnancy and birth rates among MN moose are strong." With these rates being so strong, there is definitely something to think about in regards to a double in moose population in the spring and by the end it is 35% lower. These numbers are being closely observed by the DNR. Moose are something that draws people up to the North Shore and into the Boundary Waters. We want the moose and other wildlife to still be a factor in drawing people north. Hopefully the suspension of moose hunting in MN will be a step in the right direction!