Weight-loss, Fitness, Running

Weight-loss, Fitness, Running

Weight-loss, Fitness, Running

Weight-loss, Fitness, Running

Monday, July 28, 2014

Back from 4 days in the wilderness!

We spent the last 5 days, 4 nights in a remote camp site in Northern Minnesota near Lutsen. We had pretty perfect weather until last night and this morning.. rain..

We set up camp in our favorite spot and settled in for the first night as we got there just before dusk. 

We tried to keep it simple, but we pretty much packed everything but the kitchen sink. 
I was super excited to try mountain biking on the old logging roads. There are miles and miles of roads that go deep into the woods. Its so remote, not too many people ever go on them and we'd probably never see a person for weeks.. maybe months or never. 
Just one of the road we biked on.. for a few miles. we traveled 2 hours into the woods on the first day and 3 hours round trip on the second day. Lots and lots of biking! 
It's always fun coming across a HUGE animal track out in the middle of the woods.. many miles in. Can you see the huge claws and paw print of a wolf? We actually heard a puppy crying right next to the trail and decided to turn around and get out of there... that far into the woods.. its not a dog.. its a wolf pup and the mother was sure to be around hunting close by. Thankfully, we never did see any wolf or bears.. but you have to be on the lookout!

I have so  many photos.. I'll post more on our Nelson family 2014 blog.. 
The 3rd full day in the woods we took the kayaks to a river. Not sure what we were thinking as it had some rapids and was very remote once again. We stuck to the lake after paddling around for a bit in the river. 

We were always expecting to see Moose or some animals, just bald Eagles flying over head. 
I just love it out in the woods.. Its just so pretty... 
We mostly spent the late afternoons/evenings down by Lake Superior. The water was glass all three days.. Really nice to sit next to the lake. 

Grand Marais had their dragon boat races and some crafts stuff going on this weekend. 
We always go to a few of our favorite shops and restaurants while in town.. First is to get the Worlds Best Donuts.. 
 I always get the lemon powder donuts and this time I tried a caramel roll. 

We go to Beth's Fudge store.. and get our 1-1/4 pound box of assorted fudge. 
We always manage to eat the entire box before the trip is over so a second visit to the store before we head for home is a must for another big box of fudge. They really do have the best fudge I've ever tasted! 
We had pizza at My Sister's place a great restaurant up on the hill in town. 

Dock side by lake Superior, drinks and apps.. 
We also did a few camping meals.. pancakes, hash browns.. 
Steak, mushrooms and potatoes.. 
Plus one good cold beverage sitting at the camp fire. 

Before you know it.... we had to pack up and head for home...