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.

JWB_MNNORTHSHORE_feb2015

2 thoughts on “Minnesota’s North Shore

Leave a Reply to Ben Hoffman Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s