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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A climb well worth it...

It's a cool breezy morning here on the North shore. 
Rick and I are on our annual autumn get-away, a little piece of heaven on earth. 
This is the view from our sofa, as I sip on my Irish Cream Latte,
 and listen to the roar of lake Superior, it's quite breath-taking!

Yesterday we arrived in Tofte, MN about noon. 
Our lodge is basically in the heart of the Superior National Forest. 
We have many options for hiking, this time we decided to try a trek we had never done....
Carlton peak
The peak is 1526 ft above sea level and is part of the Sawtooth Mountain Range which boarders Lake Superior from Beaver Bay to Grand Marais.

Before I go on about our adventure....
For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky.
Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities, 
His eternal power and divine nature. 
So they have no excuse for not knowing God.  Roman 1:20 NLT
This did not happen by chance....amen

 Never a dull moment with this man...he's the best!

We know we are on the right trail by the blue marking on the tree....whew  :) 

It was a bit of a challenge, but nothing I wasn't up for 

The summit
 Yay, we did it!!! 

Lake Superior in the background, it's so hard to capture the dimension on camera, 
just take my word for it....we were Wayyyyyyyy up there.

 Of course, there had to be a golf swing (with my walking stick)

Perched on the summit of Carlton Peak

 Pure beauty

Today the forecast says, 100% rain 
 We may have a day of R&R, or we may venture into Grand Marais and do some shopping, 
either way we are happy to be doing what ever our little hearts desire.


  1. Anonymous11:20 AM

    Wonderful pictures and I love the scriptures included. Enjoy your autumnal getaway.
    ~ Valerie

    1. Thanks Valerie, it's a great place to be :)

  2. Such beauty everywhere. Good job on the hike, looks fun. We got rain here all morning until around lunch time. Excited to see your next update!

    1. My dream is to bring you here some day :)

  3. Beautiful photos and words. Looks like you two are having a great time enjoying God's creation.

    1. It's the best.... today it rained, but we still found things to do. It was a nice reprieve after the big hike yesterday....More hiking on Thursday :)

  4. Incredible! We may need to check that out sometime:)

    1. It's an anticipated trip for us every year...we love it here. :)

  5. Absolutely stunning Jackie! I love all the colors against the blue water. It looks like a beautiful hike, and it's great that you made it to the top. Enjoy your fall get away.

  6. We always have a great time on the North Shore, We are back home now and missing it already :)