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Recent rains and humidity have helped firefighters can control of the main fires – the large Greenwood fire north of Tettegouche, the Ek and Whelp fires near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness [BWCAW].
Portions of Lake County Road 2 [north of Two Harbors] and MN Hwy 1 [north of Tettegouche State Park are closed.
A few BWCAW entry points are closed.
Campsites at Crosby Manitou State Park are closed. Check conditions in this area before hiking.
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CDC recommends mask wearing for all people [vaccinated or not] indoors or in crowded outdoor areas].
Be Patient – every business is short staffed, we’ve got road construction and it is busy
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We are having a hot dry summer and wildfires are popping up and endangering everyone. Be careful.
I’ve talked to a couple of old-timers who say the North Shore hasn’t had this kind of drought since 1976. While care is in order, so is adaptable exploring. I am spending my time walking almost empty river beds, seeing gorges and canyons that I have never seen before. You can find info about rivers on the Waterfalls page, including directions and maps.
More outdoor fun – a new section of the paved Gitch Gami bike [and walking] trail has opened connecting to Grand Marais. Midpoint of the trail is the Fall River waterfalls – just a trickle but also has views of the river mouth and Lake Superior.
Be safe and enjoy,