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Day 32. Friday 26 June 2015
Today we visited an underground iron Mine at Soudan. Interesting tour. We went down on the lift about half a mile and went on a train on the old ore train track. It closed in 1962 and was supposed to be a safe mine. the original workers were paid 3 times the rate to entice them there. they had to supply all their own tools and were paid piecework - the amount of ore that they dug out. The iron was very ...
... to be the most amazing place. It was called Wakemup Camp in the Forest again on Vermillion Lake. It had a sandy beach with locals in swimming. It was really quite a warm day and after feeling the water, i quickly changed and went for a swim. Surprisingly not too cold. There was an island in the lake in front of us. Looked so inviting. Wished we had had a boat. Many of the campers here ...
... Bear Centre. After seeing so many bears in the wild and basically ******** myself about them and the danger they present, it was good to learn some more facts about these seemingly misunderstood creatures.
Apparently only the grizzly is aggressive with the other types being more scared of us than we are of them....though in Yellowstone we were sighting grizzlies so this news didn't really provide me ...
Drove 246 miles in 5 hours.
Awoke to a dreary, cold and rainy day, weather that I think is more typical here than the previous two hot sunny days. We were strapped in for a long drive anyway so luckily for us it didn't really matter.
Our usual picnic lunch en route was foiled as we were too cold to eat outside of the car, so had to make do ...
... just were not biting much.
We stayed at the lake the first day and relaxed somewhat getting used to the surroundings. We all did a day trip the second day which took us right up to the border with Canada on a lake to the North. The third day Kevin, Karl, and Dave took a day trip East to another pretty lake, but we had to endure a flooded portage due to all the rain. Kevin was the go-to ...
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