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Fall Colors


The Grebe

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Took a day trip on Saturday...my wife and I headed up to Duluth, to catch the Fall colors, visit the Glensheen Mansion and have lunch on the shores of Superior.

The colors were sporadic until north of Hinkley and then, although I thought they were a little muted, became more constant the further north we went.

It was kind of funny though...In some areas it looked like the leaves were dropping without reaching their full color potential?

The Aspens, Birch, Poplars, were not quite as vividly yellow as I have seen them in the past.

There are a couple of little lakes on the right of 35, south of Cloquet, that were just beautiful...Norman Rockwell would have loved it! The setting, the colors, the water, everything worked!

I don't know if it will get any better, or go down hill? Maybe our next jaunt will be toward Stillwater, over by the St. Croix, see whats shakin? Then work our way over toward the river bottoms to the south?


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Next time you head up that way take hwy 23 to Duluth. I was up on the shore salmon fishing over the weekend and took 23 back from Duluth. It was well worth it. The colors were peaking close to Duluth, but as I got closer to Banning State Park the colors there was less and less color.

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We got back from our cabin, north of Two Harbors, a week ago. During our week and a half stay we went to Ely looking for moose and to dropin on friends there. The colors were at peak on that tour. They were post-card perfect in many areas.

By contrast, I took Ma out to the deer stand last evening. The maples were just starting to turn and the walnuts and butternuts are getting pretty yellow as are the birch. Here in the SE we are still a long way off from peak. Saturday I was down along the Mississippi and things were still mostly green.

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We got back from our cabin, north of Two Harbors, a week ago. During our week and a half stay we went to Ely looking for moose and to dropin on friends there. The colors were at peak on that tour. They were post-card perfect in many areas.

By contrast, I took Ma out to the deer stand last evening. The maples were just starting to turn and the walnuts and butternuts are getting pretty yellow as are the birch. Here in the SE we are still a long way off from peak. Saturday I was down along the Mississippi and things were still mostly green.

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Grebe, I was out on the bike yesterday and went through the Taylors Falls area. Not much to look at, yet. Maybe by next weekend it will be more colorful

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Living in Duluth and I can only say the best is yet to come as far as the North Shore goes, about one more week and we should hit peak. Its when you get about 5 miles away from the lake that everything is at peak or beyond right now.

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If you want to take a weekend drive to view beautiful fall colors, I would highly recommend taking Highway #6. Go west towards Brainerd on Highway #18, then turn and go north on Highway #6 all the way up to Deer River. The colors this weekend should be spectacular!

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On the way up towards Gooseberry to work today it was very apparent that we were almost or at peak, colors everywhere, Hawk Ridge in Duluth looked to be on fire. May be downhill after this weekend then finally some rest at work. Word to the wise, if you plan on coming up make sure you book a place to stay ahead of time. Last weekend I had three offers for people to sleep on my couch for money. Not a place to stay until Thunder Bay on the North Shore.

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Huh you don't have to tell me about fall colors.....

I got married this past weekend at Itasca State park, and we hit the peak color change up there it was nothing short of amazing, I don't think the leaves stay around long so you really have to hit a leaf run just right, I don't know I've a seen more beautiful weekend ever.

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Minrstrider....Congrats....Excellent way to start, maybe it was a good omen?

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Has anyone been by Taylor Falls this week and if so how are the colors? Taking the GF out tomorrow and was wondering about that area.

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I was out on the road for a few hours this A.M. and the colors are busting out all over the place!

The morning sun shining on the Yellow Ash leaves and the Crimson and Orange colored Maples, and the supporting array of fall colors, is stunning...I don't know what other word to use?

Some of the settings are so beautiful, you almost have to pull off the road! I know that it makes my heart glad I'm able to see something like this!

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Indeed Grebe....I came home from fishing on Tuesday thru the Whitewater Valley in S.E. minnesota and it was truely something to see.

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Thanks guys! Yeah I was kindof bumming out I thought they would be gone by the time we got up there, I didn't care if the were going to be green or not, I just wanted some leaves for the pictures, and we got lucky. wink.gif

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