Monthly Archives: September 2016

West Duluth

West Duluth comprises the West side of Duluth proper and four or five additional towns that it has absorbed over the years. Very working class, post-industrial, lots of empty storefronts, but also more diverse and more interesting than East Duluth.

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The Superior Municipal Forest

I’d like to spend more time in this great forest in Superior, Wisconsin, but the hiking trails are non-existent. There are some cross-country ski trails that are so-so to walk on, like grassy roads. I had to resort to bushwacking … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Your Head

Seriously, it’s a bad idea. You never know where it will end up. Of course we all do sometimes, but it’s best to make sure you are in a safe location first, no sharp corners, steep drops, speeding trains and … Continue reading

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Standing Rock Protectors

Check it out. This is turning into a serious movement. Even My old hometown of Juneau is joining in…

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Roadside Diffraction

I sometimes drive around and if the light looks at least ok I’ll park and walk down the road for a while…

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Second Time Around

Minnesota is second growth country, with tiny islands of old growth you have to seek out to discover what has been lost due to statewide industrial logging. Even Voyageurs National Park is mostly second growth, marked with “sentinel trees” left … Continue reading

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Two Years and Counting

In July of 2014 my wife, my daughter and I moved from Juneau, Alaska to Duluth Minnesota, and I  finally dusted off this old blog and slapped a new title on it. Previously Mendenhall Meltdown, now Here in Duluth. I … Continue reading

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