Up north really... not much west anymore, in Sandy's home town of Ely MN.
|Grampa is always a willing ear-scratcher. I love that!|
|I got to meet the whole gang! Sandy's family was all Trail Mutt Approved.|
|You know I love to be in the middle of all the girls!|
|The next day at Sandy's folks' home, some people just couldn't take|
all the excitement.
|Ya Bobbie, right there.|
|Put that clicker down, and scratch me!|
|Oh, the best is when you can get both ends rubbed at the same time.|
|After we left Ely, we headed to camp near Brule WI.|
|We're off the grid!|
|We camped here so we could hike the NCT.|
|The camp at Winneboujou Bluff.|
|One of several scenic vistas.|
|The Brule-St Croix chapter really does a bang-up job keeping the|
|However, there were a few "off" blazes...|
|We finally found a water source!|
This is the headwaters of the Bois Brule River.
|I recommend it!|
|There is a view of the valley not visible in the photo.|
|Back at camp, we relaxed.|
|No mosquitoes to swat, but plenty of ticks to pick.|
|It was cool enough that it felt good to have a fire.|
|We hunt together. I heard a chipmunk!|
|They had salad, hummus and chips....I had lame kibble as usual.|
|The morning was as nice as the day before.|
|Today, we hiked to the south.|
|Such a quaint trail. We'd never hiked this section before.|
It was nice!
|A bit of a view.|
|We drive out on the narrow logging road.|
|Home and my own yard at last!|
I love vacation, but I love to get back home too.