Hiking Around Moose Mt.: Part 1

Hiking Around Moose Mt.: Part 1

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.

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So Happy Together

So Happy Together

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”

A Toast to Lutsen’s Winery

A Toast to Lutsen’s Winery

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.

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Cozy + Convenient BWCA Lodging

Cozy + Convenient BWCA Lodging

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”

Welcome, settle in & pull up a chair

Welcome, settle in & pull up a chair

Vacation mornings are the best, right? To put it simply, they’re golden. The start of a beautiful day just for YOU. A moment to lazily wake up and rejoice in the fact that there is no tight deadline in your near future – ignore the alarm clock, turn off the cell phone and disregard any and all school bus schedules – they’re irrelevant. Time slows. Coffee brews. PJs are a mainstay. Continue reading “Welcome, settle in & pull up a chair”

99 More Reasons to Love Lutsen

99 More Reasons to Love Lutsen

 

Ready…set…soon cyclists of all ages from across the Midwest will push their pedals to match their mettle and barrel through the expansive, one-of-a-kind rugged trek that covers woods, waters and wonderland that only Northern Minnesota can deliver. Continue reading “99 More Reasons to Love Lutsen”