"##37.A LOCAL TOLD ME THAT..." Minnesota Off The Beaten Path Tip by marko727

Minnesota Off The Beaten Path: 46 reviews and 41 photos

 
 

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A LOCAL TOLD ME THAT THE WEATHER THAT DAY WAS THE BEST ITS BEEN IN THREE WEEKS...SUNNY AND MILD.

AFTER TAKING AN INORDINATE AMOUNT OF TIME SEARCHING FOR SUPPLIES IN GRAND MARAIS, I FINALLY MADE IT TO THE TRAILHEAD AND STARTED THE HIKE AT 12:30. THE TRAIL LEADS THROUGH FOREST, THEN SWAMP (THOUGH THE SWAMP IS BILLED AS A CANOE WILDERNESS), THEN PART WAY AROUND A LAKE, BEFORE ASCENDING TO A BIG WHITE PLAQUE THAT MARKS THE HIGH POINT.

MISQUITOES WERE THICK! I USED DEEPWOODS OFF, WHICH WORKED HIKING IN, BUT FALTERED ON THE HIKE OUT. I ENDED UP RUNNING THE LAST QUARTER MILE OR SO TO ESCAPE THE HORSE FLY SIZED CRITTERS! ^^^^^^^NEXT STOP: NORTH DAKOTA!

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2002
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