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Monthly Archives: November 2019

After leaving Grand Portage State Park we stopped at Grand Portage National Monument for a brief visit. The last time we were at the park the Rendezvous Days and Pow Wow was taking place. It was almost deserted on this cool fall day.


Our final destination on our Minnesota North Shore road trip was High Falls at Grand Portage State Park. This was an unusual visit because it was the first time that we had been at the falls, other than during the winter, that we didn’t get drenched by the spray from the water coming over the falls.



We also made a brief stop at along the road to take some photos of Teal Lake. We discovered there is a short road to an overlook but it is not marked.


A popular photograph location is the pull-off at the Wayswaugoing Bay overlook. The fall colors still had a way to go but the view is still spectacular.


We left the Gunflint Trail and headed north. Our goal was to drive in the interior away from Lake Superior. We encountered a number of lakes and some nice fall colors while driving on some forest roads. I took a few panorama shots to capture the fall colors along some of the lakes.


After leaving Grand Marais we took the Gunflint Trail to Bearskin Lodge. We stopped at the lodge for a brief visit. My wife checked out the accommodations for a potential winter ski trip.


We were up early. The sun was out but we weren’t sure for how long. My wife wanted to drive up to Bearskin Lodge where many of her relatives stayed during the summer. We took the Gunflint Trail out of Grand Marais. These were some of the views of Grand Marais from and overlook above the city.

We took a side road and ran into a small photography class at this cemetery. The scene at a child’s grave was very moving.

The White-tailed Deer rut is on and I’ve been seeing a lot of deer wandering around the yard. Yesterday, I watched for over an hour as a the bucks and does ran across the yard.