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elf
09-30-2009, 09:38 AM
Went up to the cabin last weekend near Finland. I was multitasking all weekend, bow hunting, cutting wood, and went hiking. We went up past Tofte and hiked around Oberg Mtn. Great hike, colors were only about 20-30% changed so it wasn't great yet.

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In this pic you can see Lutsen in the distance
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snowangel03
09-30-2009, 11:01 AM
Awesome pics!! Thanks for sharing!

ubee
09-30-2009, 11:09 AM
Great Pics!!! Cant wait to ride through there this winter on trip up the Gunflint and beyond!!

tobinreef
09-30-2009, 11:53 AM
thanks for the pictures and update..great shots

skylar
09-30-2009, 11:58 AM
Awesome pics!

favoritos
10-05-2009, 11:50 AM
Skies were gray this weekend up there. But the colors were starting to turn pretty good in the last couple of days. The Lutsen ski area is just around the peak.(The rest of the North shore was further behind) Other areas should be even better next weekend.

One word of caution. There are ton of trees down all over. The wind, last Tuesday, took out quite a few. The Cariboo falls footbridge crossing was even closed. You will notice all the trees down as you drive along 61. It gets even more amazing when you start walking in the woods.

elf
10-05-2009, 05:22 PM
That sucks about the trees down. i wold imagine a lot of the ones that are down are the ones that were damaged in March in the ice storm. Luckily I've been taking all of the damaged ones near our cabin down so hopefully I don't have anymore tipped over. But it's going to be interesting riding into the areas we like to get into this year. Hopefully we won't need to have the chainsaw on back. I'm sure all the regular groomed trails will be fine along with most of the forest roads but the little 2 tracks we follow everywhere may have some issues.
We'll be up there next weekend to have a look.

matti
10-06-2009, 09:48 AM
My fiance and I took the gondola to the top of Moose Mountain at Lutsen on Saturday to check out the colors. It was cool, cloudy, and wet, but the colors were pretty good. The closer you get to the lake, the greener it is.

ubee
10-09-2009, 11:09 AM
leaving today for Ontario Moose hunt,snowing here right now. Finally got some color here in Boulder Junction and hope to see more thru Hurley,Ashland ,Duluth,Grand Maris,Thunder Bay and parts unknown. will take some pics!!

lenny
10-10-2009, 10:15 AM
nice