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 √ľber 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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MN Mix: Take Me With You

MN Mix: Take Me With You

There’s a mix of emotions in the air today.¬†A year ago,¬†Minnesota’s music legend Prince¬†suddenly left a huge¬†whole-note-sized hole in the hearts of fans around the globe. As I’ve been¬†stirring up a¬†quick¬†Superior Trail Mix recipe for our¬†North Shore trip to Lutsen¬†next weekend, the radio spins¬†all the favorite, fantastic¬†and funky¬†Prince mixes & music from past decades…I can’t help but feel pretty darn proud to call Minnesota home. Continue reading “MN Mix: Take Me With You”

Novemberance Hike

ZE&C b&w temperance

These guys. This photo, taken lakeside along Temperance River State Park, holds quite a bit of treasured love. The last few Thanksgiving weekends, we’ve tooled up to Lutsen to take a break from city life and to soak up the North Shore magic. Time to wander around, watch C-dog excitedly lead the way, skip rocks, count skips, dodge Superior spray, and then stop. Exhale. Give thanks.¬† Continue reading “Novemberance Hike”