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Gunflint Lodge cross-country skiing in Minnesota

Gunflint Lodge cross-country skiing is fantastic and one of the best ski trail systems in the Midwest. Gunflint Lodge is located about 45 miles down the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais, Minnesota on beautiful Gunflint Lake. It used to be even more beautiful, but a blow down and fires have severely culled the trees in [...]

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Gunflint cross-country ski crash

Cross-country ski crash on the Gunflint Trail

Even the most experienced cross-country skiers have that moment when they lose their balance or their ski gets caught in deep snow or a rut. This cross-country ski crash was taken from the Gunflint Trail in Minnesota at the ski trails by Gunflint Lodge. There was 6 inches of fresh powder snow on the ground [...]

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Run rabbit run

Run rabbit run cross-country skiing Gunflint

Run rabbit run down the cross-country ski trails along the Gunflint Trail. One of my favorite bands of all time is Pink Floyd. One of their epic albums is Dark Side of the Moon. The beginning piece off of this seminal album is the song Breathe. A famous line from the song is “Run, run [...]

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Pincushion Mountain cross-country ski trail

Cross-country ski and loopity loop the Pincushion Mountain trails

Pincushion Mountain is located just up the Gunflint Trail from the small Lake Superior town of Grand Marais. The Gunflint Trail cuts 60 miles into the Minnesota wilderness to lodges and lakes and is the entry point into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Quetico Provincial Park in Canada. In the winter the road is [...]

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Gunflint Lake near wipe out hill

Cross-country skiing down Wipe Out Hill on the Gunflint Trail

A name like Wipe Out Hill is sure to scare many away from this hill in the Gunflint cross-country ski trails along the Gunflint Trail. There is a long escarpment that overlooks Gunflint Lake on the Highlands Trail. Wipe Out Hill takes skiers off this escarpment down towards the Gunflint Trail and the lodge. I [...]

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Fresh snow on the Gunflint Trail

Fresh snow on the Gunflint Trail

This photograph comes from the Gunflint Trail at the Gunflint cross-country ski trail system. Fresh snow slows down the skiing a little bit especially when the trails are not groomed, but skiing on fresh powder is nice. There is something about being the first skis to plow the virgin white snow and the slow going [...]

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Pincushion Mountain ski trails

Get your wax on at Devil’s Track Nordic for the Birkebeiner

Devil’s Track Nordic is where I got my wax on for the American Birkebeiner cross-country ski marathon while I was up along the Gunflint Trail. I had decided due to lame winters last year and the slow start to the snow season this year that I needed to go somewhere I could count on for [...]

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Subaru Crosstrek

The Subaru Crosstrek is the perfect car for winter adventure

I just returned from a winter adventure travel road trip to the Gunflint Trail in northern Minnesota and the American Birkebeiner cross-country ski marathon in Hayward, Wisconsin. For the trip I was provided with a brand new Subaru Crosstrek by the car manufacturer. A car I was reluctant to give back at the end of [...]

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Gunflint Trail Minnesota cabin

Gunflint Trail Minnesota cabin writing office

While staying at our Gunflint Trail Minnesota cabin, I was lucky enough to have the above view out our front porch. What a beautiful scene to look out to while drinking coffee and working on the computer. At one point while typing away I saw something out of the corner of my eye and when [...]

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White-tailed deer

White-tailed deer hogs the cross-country ski trail

It is considered good manners to share the cross-country ski trails, but no one told this white-tailed deer. The Gunflint cross-country ski trails along the Gunflint Trail is one of the best ski trail systems in the Midwest. At the Gunflint Lodge they feed the deer, which brings in a large population into the area. [...]

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