Minnesota’s North Shore

It’s Friday and I am stoked it is here. It’s hard to believe how fast these past two weeks have been. Two weeks ago I headed up to MN’s North Shore for a family get away before my work binge called Frostbike. It was a great time in possibly my favorite part of the country.

We planned this trip up a few months ago. When you plan a winter trip, or anything in the winter, here in MN, you really never know what you are going to get. We got sub zero temps and for 1 of the days, high wind. Cold plus wind is a deadly combination.

Yet…I found myself out and about each morning and evening taking pictures. While this wasn’t a dedicated photo trip, I did manage to snap a few good pics.  I would sneak out before anyone was awake and catch the sunrise and then sneak out in the evening to catch the last moments of sun.

I love the MN North Shore. I hope these pictures do it justice and inspire some folks to get out to seek what this treasure has to offer.

Ice cave at Gooseberry Falls

Ice cave at Gooseberry Falls

Blue and Gray - I love the fresh blue ice from Lake Superior freshwater

Blue and Gray – I love the fresh blue ice from Lake Superior freshwater

Shoreline icicles

Shoreline icicles

Sunset in Gull Harbor

Sunset in Gull Harbor

Snow Scape - 15 second long exposure at -11

Snow Scape – 15 second long exposure at -11

30 second long exposure at -11 degrees - Gull Harbor

30 second long exposure at -11 degrees – Gull Harbor

My parting shot here is that I also found my new favorite beer from my current #1 craft beer brewery in MN, Bent Paddle Winter IPA.  Whoa this is good.

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2 Comments

  1. great post, great pics, great beer. what more could you ask for? 10/10!

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    1. It was a 10 out of 10! Thanks Ben H!

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