Friday, May 13, 2016

Part II, Ely adventures

After the symphony with Sandy's folks, we then headed north to Ely MN.  
We went for a hike on the Hidden Valley ski trails.
They don't allow dogs so they are not trail mutt approved,
at least over the winter.
Gee, I wish they at least allowed trail mutts here.  This looks fun!
Back at the Vesel's, busy dogs can really relax here. 

On Monday we went for a nice hike on the Kekekabic trail.
We'd never been on it before.

This starts 25 miles NE of Ely.

Oh this is nice.

We bumped into these fellows who'd been out to camp and hike a 27 mile loop.  They were friendly.

Shortly after that, we bumped into another friendly hiker.

Sandy and Mr Mitchell discussed routes.
Are we camping here tonight?  I hope so!

A fine overlook.

This is an old beaver dam the trail crosses on.

Axe marks.  This is confusing since this is not a wilderness area...

A BIG one that fell across the trail.
 Who's going to axe this one off the trail????

Oh good, a cool pond to lay in.

The trail wasn't marked overly well and few blazes were seen.
Here tape was used.

We stop for lunch.

We cross a cut over section.

We found old trail lumber piled up.  What was it for?

The trail crossed many ancient rock outcrops

We had such a nice hike.
We may come back  and do a three day hike on the 27 mile route
the fellows had did.

Almost back.  These rocks are from the hole to put the power pole in.
Wheres the dirt?

Back to town, I was hungry.

We had such a nice time here.

1 comment:

  1. Catching up on your adventures. Looks like you are doing well in the adventure department. :-)
    Always enjoy you sharing it with us.