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Cruisin' the coast

2010-06-03

There's nothing like starting the day with a four-hundred foot climb. Skyline Parkway meanders along above Duluth displaying excellent views of all the trees that grow up there. But every once in a while you can catch glimpses of the city below.

Eventually I returned to lakelevel and spent the rest of the day cruising along the north coast of Lake Superior. The water here is very clear and very cold. You can see one magnificent view after another of rock cliffs, rock islands and rocky beaches.

Some of my route was on busy Highway 61, but there were also dedicated bicycle trails and a barely-used scenic route along the way. The bicycle trail wound through many birch forests, which were mostly dead (because of drought according to one source).

I stopped off at Split Rock Light Station Historic Site, but I wasn't willing to pay $8 to take a picture of the lighthouse.

Oddly enough I never saw a deer today. This may be the first day on the road that I haven't. I did see snowshoe hares.

All and all, between the low wind and pleasant temperature and beautiful route, today was almost a perfect day for biking. And it would have been, too if it weren't for my Blackberry constantly reminding me that there were crisis afoot. I get completely stressed out when my todo queue builds up. I'm going to see if there is a way to disable email while still using my phone. Because ignorance is bliss.

Duluth from Skyline Parkway


Lake Superior


Silver Creek Cliff Tunnel


Gooseberry Falls


Pierre the Voyageur


Beaver Creek

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