The following is a true story, only the names have been changed, to protect the guilty.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

North Shore

This summer a big trip with the family was not in the cards. We have been getting out quite a bit for two to three days at a time to places within our own state. It's nice not to drive too far, and we have managed to have lots of fun in our own backyard. This past weekend we headed north to the municipal campground in Grand Marais, the town is one of my favorite places and there is lots to do in the area.

I'll let the pictures do the talking for the rest of this post..........
Got out Friday morning for a short ride in the packraft

Lake Superior was like glass that morning

A little exploring and swimming heading up a small and scenic creek

second water fall on the way up

My Mom and Lynn 

The boys and I have done this creek before but this was a first for Lynn , at least during the summer

The crux, it can be much more difficult when the water is higher

Saturday we went for a ride on the new trails at Pincushion Mountain  

Like mother ,like son , Pincushion Mountain 

North Shore slickrock

Grand Portage National Monument, G man being carried by mom, not feeling well

Dock at the Grand Portage

End of the line, this is the road that used to lead to the border crossing to Canada. On the other side of the van is a missing bridge, the Pigeon River and the Canadian border ..... remote area

Old buildings, near the old border crossing 

Canada is just behind us

On the way home we stopped at Temperance River for a little cliff diving and swimming


  1. I was in GP and GM the last few days. Its beautiful this time of year.

  2. Ahhh! The North Shore and GM...My favorite place on the planet :)

  3. I love the way you don't just view but rather you interact with each place you visit. I have been to many of these places but feel like I have only observed them. I want to climb some falls and jump off of cliffs. How do you discover where it is safe and not against some rule to get in the water near the falls?