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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 ...
Unfortunately mother nature decided to not play ball with us and stopped our planned activity of canoeing for the day. This is the first time that weather has prevented us doing anything on the trip, it was bound to happen as we head north east during the latter part of the summer.
We still managed to find a couple of interesting diversions.
Firstly we headed to the ...
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 ...
... leading the way through the tough spots.
All and all, it was a great eye-opening experience for Glenn, Tara, and Dave. The weather held out nicely considering the record setting rain in the area just before. Carol planned nice meals and Karl provided the overall experience and fishing opportunities. It was a wonderful chance for us to see and do something unlike anything we've done before!
We caught TONS of giant smallmouth bass! The weather was decent, except for a couple of super windy days. We managed to avoid any bears or scary wildlife...just lots of chipmunks! As usual, the scenery was great. There's just something so cool about nature that's virtually untouched by man.