Just 1 month ago I was up in northern MN riding Salsa Mukluks with friends. When I scanned these images two nights ago I was shocked. Not because of the images themselves, although I do like them quite a lot, but because of the SNOW! Wow. Just one month ago we were riding in a snowy paradise. Below are just a few images from the roll. These were all taken with my Bessa R4A with Cosina Voigtlander 21mm wide angle lens. They were all shot with Portra 400 film.
Tofte Peak with friends
Tofte Peak - Looking south east
Tofte Peak - Looking north
Blue skies ahead!
Ben willing the water to boil faster!
We had the trails to ourselves!
It sure was fun looking back at these and remembering the experience. I’m really digging this film project because I am actually printing pictures. It’s so nice to have actual prints to put in my hand, hang in my cube or whatever. I know you can do that with digital, but too often they just take up space on a hard drive. Now I have something real that I can put in my hands!
Other than a photo for Friday, today is my last post writing about up north. It was a great time with great people. While the primary reason for this entire trip was to ride fatbikes, we also took time to hike and explore and the beautiful surroundings we were in. It isn’t always just about riding our bikes. In fact, getting off the bike a bit can enrich the experience even further. So today is about the random things that made our trip just a little bit more meaningful and memorable. Hope you enjoy!
No caption needed. Errin, you are looking good!
The Beaver House in Grand Marais. They take fishing seriously.
Hearty breakfast for a long day of pedaling.
MG's trailside surprise. Pizza is a great wintertime pack food!
Artist's Point in Grand Marais is a must do. We spent a long time here having fun and taking pictures.
Frozen in time.
It was cold and windy and we had lost the sun. Time for pizza at Sven & Ole's.
Ice curtain - We stopped at Gooseberry Falls on the drive back to Minneapolis and explored the frozen falls.
All in all a great week of riding, friends, fun and food. Already planning next year, but I think it may be someplace a bit warmer….Say California on Mukluks in early March!?