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.|