Along the Shore
It began in a sugar maple grove along the North Shore with a knife, an axe and a saw. I was trying to wrest my living from this northern landscape, and in spite of my inexperience, I could see that wood would be central to the endeavor. I needed to build a cabin to shelter me through the long winter.
Although snow still blankets the ground, the sun’s rays are intensifying just enough to give the impression of warmth, if not the reality—that’s all it takes for black-capped chickadees to get spring fever. Go outside and you can hear the amorous songs of male chickadees.
Grand Marais—When the leaves fall from the trees and the lakes begin to freeze, many of the human denizens of Cook County (not to mention the migratory birds)
Duluth—There is one dock in the Duluth working waterfront that stands out from the rest; the Clure Public Marine Terminal; the only general cargo dock in the harbor, and it recently received a renovation.
The Duluth Seaway Port Authority’s maritime
Tofte—You’ve tried cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. How about something that combines the best of both sports? The Hok ski, by Altai Skis, bridges these two worlds.
Hoks are short and wide and include built-in climbing skins. “Skins” used to be actual animal
Thunder Bay—Ice diving takes diving to a new level and into a completely different world. Considered a type of “penetration diving,” the dive takes place under ice, typically with only one entry or exit point.
Thunder Bay veteran diver and instructor Wally Peterson,