Believe it or not, this pretty little cove was the site of a massive log raft assembly operation from 1941 to 1971. Logs from the woods of the Minnesota Arrowhead were dropped into the water here and then towed by the thousands at a time to Ashland, Wi. to become paper pulp. Consolidated Papers donated the land to the state in 1985 and parts have been designated a Science and Natural Area. Much of the area has been restored through great efforts. It's a very interesting stop along MN 61, just a few miles south of Taconite Harbor. More info here.
Sorry for the lack of posts. Some combination of travel, work, laziness, blogging funk, and maybe a few other things that escape me at the moment have led to that. Time to see what I can catch up on I guess.
Here are some pics from up north(as always, click on any pic to see it full size). This is the harbor of Grand Marias, MN as seen from a scenic lookout a little ways up the Gunflint Trail:
Up north you can also get your geese in a row:
This is a little fishing pier on Mink Lake, about 15 miles up the Gunflint Trail and then a couple of miles down a Forest Service road. I had it all to myself for the whole three hours. I got a few hits and managed to bring three brook trout in, but alas, no keepers:
One morning as I sipped my coffee I spotted a doe and its fawn as they came out of the woods for a drink of that sweet Lake Superior water:
They were very nervous and they didn't dawdle. They both had a good drink and then back into the woods they went. I'll leave you with one more of the big fog: