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Archive for October, 2014

Time’s a wastin’

I’ve heard many say the past few weeks have been the best fall weather they can remember. Of course we all know what’s right around the corner. So if you haven’t taken advantage of this fine weather what are you waiting for don’t you know time’s a wastin?

Last winter Metro Minnesota

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Walk on the wild side

Yes we’re officially past peak statewide and many of the trees have given up their leaves. Yet pockets of color are still out there making a walk on the wild side well worth your time.

Past peak?


If I could talk

This is a 40s era Ford tractor I spotted on a trail recently and just couldn’t pass by without a look. The 8N was Ford’s most successful tractor model and if this one could talk I’m sure we would learn a lot about the changing landscape of far northern Minnesota and the hardy people who carve out a life in this challenging but beautiful part of the world. Ford 8N


Take a fall adventure

The Sawbill Trail splitting the arrowhead of Minnesota has some of the lower 48’s grandest topography traveling away from the north shore of Lake Superior. Mix in warm days, golden tamaracks and blue skies and I guarantee you will feel like you stole one from old man winter. Sawbill Trail MNSawbill tamarackSawbill Store