Exploring a hidden stretch of the Superior Hiking Trail leading from Lutsen’s Poplar River along the backside of the Sawtooth Mountain Range has been on Eric’s bucket list for a few years. It’s about an 8 mile journey, and given we’re not über trekkers, we were wishing for agreeable temps, little precipitation and light on bugs! We finally tackled the adventure last month. Over the course of a few hours, several granola bars and 100+ photos, we made it back to 142C. Given there were so many lovely vistas and souvenir photos, we’re dividing this adventure into two posts.
Taking time to escape—together. Sounds idyllic, but perhaps not realistic most days. A break from routine takes effort and commitment. Here’s what happens when you mindfully set aside a weekend with that special someone whom you adore and purposefully unwind with no kiddos, spotty cell service and a whole lot of North Shore options to explore. Thank you Heidi & Danny Geller for sharing your Lutsen adventure! Continue reading “So Happy Together”
Raise those trusted roasting sticks high! Turns out August 10 is National S’mores Day….
July on Lutsen Mountains takes my breath away as flowers wild and free bloom with glory and grace. Looking through pics from our recent visit, I realized how many photos I snapped of lupine, daisies, clover, nettles, blackeyed Susans and more! For those of us whose hearts drift fondly toward Mother Nature’s beauties, this pictorial post is meant especially for you, with love. Continue reading “Petal Love in Lutsen”
Motoring up Lutsen Mountain’s Ski Hill Road, you’ve likely noticed welcoming and playful signs for the area’s latest landmark: North Shore Winery and Sawtooth Mountain Cider House. Curiosity won me over and on our last 142C visit, I popped in during Bluegrass Sunday.
North Shore adventurers….you’ve seen the billboards. But have you detoured off of I-35, taking the Cloquet exit to discover Gordy’s Hi-Hat? If so, you’re miles ahead of me! If not, friends, it’s time to get 415 Sunnside Drive on your radar. Continue reading “Best Bites: Well Worth the Detour”
One million sacred acres of water + wonder. That’s the scale and expanse of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (a.k.a. BWCA), one of Minnesota’s most beautiful, breath-taking and treasured wilderness gems that rests inside the Superior National Forest. Secluded from our modern day hustle and race-to-the-finish bustle, this landscape holds you close yet nudges you to explore more of what it is you’re dreaming of, striving for, in desperate need of… Continue reading “Cozy + Convenient BWCA Lodging”