By Land and By Lake: Hiking and Kayaking the North Woods

Burntside Lake, MN: September, 2016 By Lake (Then): I much prefer kayaking to canoeing.  The latter requires far less teamwork and you can get by as long as you have at least a foggy idea of what you are doing.  Canoeing on the other hand, will test even the most ironclad of relationships.  No matterContinue reading “By Land and By Lake: Hiking and Kayaking the North Woods”

Closing Down the Northwoods: Wolves, the Sauna, and the Northern Lights

Ely, Minnesota: September, 2016 Unable to sleep during my last night north of the birch line, I walked down to the trees along Burntside Lake sometime just after eleven. I didn’t stray far because my mind kept going to the howling wolves we’d heard earlier so I stood there, squinting without my lenses in, lookingContinue reading “Closing Down the Northwoods: Wolves, the Sauna, and the Northern Lights”