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Secret, Blackstone, and Ennis Lake Hike

Some friends and I did a nice day hike in the Secret, Blackstone, and Ennis Lake area near Moose Lake.  It was a beautiful day in the woods with great friends.  There was only one set of footprints on much of the trail.  I thought I would share a few pictures from our hike.








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Kawishiwi Falls Hike 1-5-16

My dad and sister came up to visit this week. It is always nice when they come up. One of our hikes was to the Kawishiwi Falls.  It is a nice short hike (a little more than a mile round trip), and the falls are spectacular, especially in the winter when they are iced up. Enjoy some pictures below, and come see it for yourself if you have the chance.











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November 29th - Late November Boundary Waters Day Hike

Time to put the tripping canoe up in the barn for the winter as these photos from last Sunday in the Boundary Waters will show.  
Finding a hike-in remote lake in the BWCAW is not really that easy but there are a few.  The trail is classic northwoods, and the lake sublime anytime of year.  But, when you can literally run on a half inch of grippy snow on top of four inches of new ice you are in wilderness heaven. Only a pair of skate skis would make it better.  It was just that kind of day again, despite the lack of walleyes to bring home. 
* Note on gear.  Before the really deep cold of winter sets in try Chota Caney Fork Boots with the Caney Fork Breathable Sock.   Your feet stay dry and warm and as hikers, they feel great year round.  Check em out on our web site.  Maybe there‚Äôs someone you know who needs a pair this Christmas.
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November 15th - One Last Boundary Waters Day Trip

Steve and Nancy went for one last paddle on November 15, maybe the last day trip of the year in the BWCA by canoe. The light was low but the colors of late fall were rich with all shades of brown and maroon in the sedge and grasses. Beavers have been busy the last few weeks shoring up the dams and adding branches to the cache for the winter. We saw boreal chickadees, and a rare northern forest denizen at the landing on the Echo Trail. Lots of gray jays glided on their large wings across the frozen aquatic meadows. Gone are all the birds of summer. A few ducks are still on migration, scaups, common mergansers. The usual scavengers, bald eagles and ravens, were out searching for the deer hunters leftovers.  We saw a big brown raptor too, with just small white patches on the wings and the characteristic dihedral wing span of a late fall golden eagle.  Fishing was a little slow but the best part of Sunday in the BWCAW was paddling a real wilderness lake, not a soul around on sunny Sunday in mid-November. The next time we visit this lake it will likely be for ice fishing and it may be pretty soon.  Enjoy a few shots from their journey.

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Ground fog forming over cold snow as the mid-November sun started to warm up the air.  Thin ice was pretty easy to break and by afternoon was gone, except in the shade.


Ready to go.  Just need the stern guy!


Summer or almost winter?  This beach sure looks welcoming.


Breaking Ice on the Moose River.


Snowy Landing


Kind of the neat the way the compacted soil of the portage trail melted the first snow.

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