A sound changes everything. It might be a branch breaking, crunching leaves or a couple of hesitant footsteps. The moment you hear it, you know a deer is approaching. Time stops. Suddenly your world is wholly in the moment.
Just because you can hear a deer doesn’t mean that
Moose are the iconic species of the Northern Wilds. Those of us who live here regard the biggest beasts in the woods as our neighbors. For visitors, the sighting of a moose ambling along a backroad or grazing on water lilies in a quiet lake is the highlight of their trip. Every October, Grand Marais
My first impression of single-track biking at Pincushion Mountain, was that I would have been better off on foot.
I strapped on my helmet in the parking lot and took off behind a seasoned trail rider and a couple of newbies, like myself. The trail winds downward from the
By Kim Casey
The Lake Superior Women Drummers, known as Gichi-gaming Ikwewag in Ojibwe, have played at numerous events throughout the region. And they make it clear, what they do is not entertainment. Susan Kwisses, the founder of the group explained, “We’re calling in the
In recent years, I’ve taught beginner deer hunting and butchering classes at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais. Doing so was an education for me. Many of my students were adults who only recently developed an interest in hunting, mostly as a way to find an alternative to factory-farmed
In the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), ditching one’s watercraft for an old school, foot-to-earth backpacking adventure is often a forgotten notion.
It’s understandable, as the second largest wilderness area east of the Rocky Mountains, its name plainly states