I was going to try hold off on putting these up until tomorrow, but I just couldn’t help myself. I took these pictures on a hike in Tettegouche State Park along the Superior Hiking Trail north of Duluth, MN. A group of my classmates and I went for an adventurous hike on Memorial Day this year. And boy, was it filled with adventure and memories.
We didn’t get started on the hike until around 1300. If you are from the more northern parts of the world, you will immediately realize that the sun sets at around 1600 in January. That gave us three hours of sunlight, give or take, to complete an eight mile hike. Mid way through, we decided that instead of doing the full trail hike, we were just going to do a “lollipop” version of the trail. It was definitely a good thing we turned around because the temperatures quickly dropped into the low teen digits. This cut our eight miles into about five.
That is if we didn’t get lost.
I wouldn’t exactly say we were lost. I would say, though, that during the whole trip I was legitimately concerned that we would have to tap into our winter survival/nature skills. When we finally found a clear-cut path that lead us out of the woods, we definitely didn’t make it out where we wanted to. That means we had to do a little bit (lot) of guessing as to where we were versus the location of our vehicle.
Through all of the concern for my life and staying warm, I managed to sneak in a few photos. The first is just some of the woods we walked through. Pictures two and three are of Bean and Bear Lake. Proof that there is some elevation in the state of Minnesota. The last is of our hiking buddy, Kona, who resides comfortably with a classmate and his wife. She definitely kept us moving during the hike!