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Bicycle Trip 1999
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05/14  twitter.com/d16n
05/14  It's peanut butter jelly time
05/15  Military Ridge
05/16  twitter.com/d16n
05/17  Geologists fed me watermelon
05/18  Big Rocks
05/19  The sneaky hills
05/20  Go and Stop
05/21  Whole lot of bluffs
05/22  twitter.com/d16n
05/22  Smells like the North Woods
05/23  Stop and they'll get you
05/24  twitter.com/d16n
05/25  Solitude and Dragonflies
05/28  Big timber
05/29  Not too proud to push
05/30  Stupid four-wheeler driving losers
05/31  twitter.com/d16n
05/31  There be dragons here
06/02  Duluth
06/03  Cruisin' the coast
06/04  I am so biking through the North Woods in a cold rain!
06/05  International Wolf Center
06/06  Finally heading west
06/09  Home on the Iron Range
06/10  Rain and loons
06/11  West of the Mississippi...I think
06/12  No more forest
06/13  "Thank you for not wearing spandex"
06/13  twitter.com/d16n
06/16  Flat
06/17  Ticks, rain and work
06/18  Wind
06/19  Deer and hawks
06/20  Perfectly centered
06/23  Peace and Turtles
06/24  Chugging along
06/25  twitter.com/d16n
06/25  Push up, roll down, repeat
06/26  Rain Delays
06/27  I must be getting "west"
06/30  twitter.com/d16n
07/02  twitter.com/d16n
07/03  Duct tape, hose clamp and a big iron bar
07/04  The Enchanted Highway
07/06  Something good comes of the rain
07/07  "Do not feed the prairie dogs"
07/08  Biking with bison
07/10  Yellowstone River Valley
07/11  A scarcity of roads
07/15  Tongue River Road
07/16  Reservations
07/17  A short unremarkable day
07/21  "I'm done when I'm done"
Nomadic 2010
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Wisconsin Bicycle Trip 2011
Bicycle Trip 2011
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Nomadic 2012
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Liverworks Productions
Texas Pig Hunting
Bicycle Trip 2014
Bicycle Trip 2015
Biking West 2015
Chickens and Pheasants 2016
Biking About 2016
New Zealand 2016
Kayak Trip 2017

International Wolf Center


I never did see a moose, but at some point during the night a deer walked right by the tent and was totally spooked.

A couple of hours of biking brought me to Ely MN where I found a restaurant to eat some breakfast. Note to self: I don't like buttermilk cornbread pancakes. But I ate them anyway.

Ely is a major migratory stopover for canoes on their way to the boundary waters. This is emphasized by the incredible number of outfitters, bait shops and the huge selection of baked beans at the market.

Ely is also the home to the International Wolf Center. I arrived in time for a presentation given by an intern who had only been in the area for two weeks. Alex's presentation was cut short when the wolf pack came streaming out of the woods to eat bacon ice cubes that the handlers tossed over the fence. I started asking Alex questions. He seemed a bit ignorant of hunters' complete hostility toward wolves. I guess his day wasn't wasted.

I did learn that if somebody claims their dog is a "wolf-dog" it is probably a husky mix, whereas if somebody specifies that their dog is "part husky" there is a good chance that it is part wolf. Basically, real wolf owners understand the importance of a low profile.

The weather called for (and delivered) more rain, so I got a hotel. Again. I tried to get some work done but ended up taking a long nap instead.

International Wolf Center

up close

the whole pack

group howl

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