Monday, November 22, 2010

Tae's Stash!

Tae's first Egg Nog of the season!
I dont usually post many Tae pics as that is Margs domain but this was too cute not to slap up.  Nothing like a little butterfat and sugar to make a kid smile!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Last paddle on the Thomson Res. for 2010

I headed out for the deer stand this afternoon only to find that the lake has started to freeze up!  I broke my way in and had to break my way back out on the way home!  Interesting paddle that is for sure, noisy and gorgeous all at the same time.

A million shimmering, singing plates of ice...

Monday, November 01, 2010

Dancing on the bones of the beast

The keepers, rattling bones.

Cuyuna reveals its past

Chris B bending chainrings for fun.

Red dirt, the cause of the Cuyuna Tattoo...

Its stick season and there is no hiding the raw brutality of the terrain in North Eastern MN.   Everywhere you look you see the broken rock and skeletal remains of trees that have long since given up the ghost.   This is even more evident on the new trails at Cuyuna.  Mining ceased here in the 1960's, not so long ago, so during late fall you are able to see the remains of heavy industry and mass extraction.  Instead of finding it ugly however, I find it incredibly photographic and I become a really tough guy to ride with as I am constantly hauling out the camera and politely asking for another pass....