Northeastern Minnesota

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by arrowhead rider, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. c-zulu

    c-zulu Works with Turds

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    Spotted an New Africa Twin and a KLR (?) today just north of the Trestle Inn..

    Photo from tadaze ride..

    Lots of saturation..

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  2. LeMaitre

    LeMaitre Been here awhile Supporter

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    Maybe these two I saw on the Sawbill?

    -Mark sawbill 10 06 19 rider 1.jpg sawbill 10 06 19 rider 2.jpg

    -Mark
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  3. c-zulu

    c-zulu Works with Turds

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  4. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    Looking for a little first hand help, I could look and search on the net but it's still a guess.

    I want to take the wife, camper, V-Strom, and kayak to a fairly secluded lake up there where we have a good chance at seeing loons, I have seen a couple down here but they were just migrating through, I also light fly fish a bit.

    The lakes near Ely look good on Google.

    Any first hand experience with a place like this would get me started.

    Thanks Dar
  5. LSGiant

    LSGiant Long timer

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    We are by Aitkin and the Loons appear to have headed south awhile ago.
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  6. award900

    award900 Been here awhile

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    Isle Royal article in today's Star and Tribune.
    Possible moose hunt. 20191008_093700.jpg 20191008_093613.jpg
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  7. MikeS

    MikeS Fur shur! Vamos! Supporter

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    The article includes a comment about the difficult access: I recall a moose hunt incident, while enjoying the Edgewater Bar in Tofte in the late 1970's; A group of hunters came in, claiming they had a moose they needed help with, shot in the Kelso Lake area during moose season some time in the late 1970's. That's one portage in, but still. Besides, it was night, sleet/rain, and they had to get it out by morning. No one even asked how much they wanted to pay. I expect that one became a picnic for the wolves and the eagles. With different conditions back then and a significant cash enticement, I would have tackled that adventure.
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  8. bidda444

    bidda444 Been here awhile Supporter

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    MS....
    .... "will work for Moose straps"
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  9. Booghotfoot

    Booghotfoot Been here awhile

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    They're gone from Itasca County too. Come up in June and you can find loons just able anywhere up here.
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  10. LeMaitre

    LeMaitre Been here awhile Supporter

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    Ventured away from the banana belt of Lake Superior and found some snow.
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    Riding the CB550F.

    -Mark
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  11. Lutz

    Lutz Fuzzy Rabbit

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    I saw a motorcycle out this afternoon between Two Harbors in Duluth, beneath a rainbowed sky, and I was truly envious.

    I was in my car, of course. In reality, though, my reason for driving was totally benefiting my riding ability. It just happened to be entirely unrelated to motorcycles: a Karate Tournament. Daughter, Son, and I all competed, did well, and I’m unashamedly proud this evening.

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  12. wildknits

    wildknits Adventurer Supporter

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    Just enough snow yesterday in Duluth (away from the Lake) to make a snowman to decorate my TW: IMG_2382.JPG
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  13. b0yjeenyus

    b0yjeenyus Been here awhile

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    Brought the TW up to a friend's cabin this weekend for everyone to play around on. Off Lima grade
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  14. yamahamxr

    yamahamxr Adventurer

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  15. bidda444

    bidda444 Been here awhile Supporter

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    1 Kraut-burner and 2 Spaghetti bikes on a 60 degree Diner run last Friday.

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  16. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    All you need is a couple of Sushi burners and you have the " Heart burn gang ".
  17. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Officials from Lake County wanted us to know about an upcoming meeting for a big chunk of single track they are hoping to open. Attend and show support if you can.

    Lake County in partnership with http://www.wildcountryatv.com/ is proposing to build approximately 10 miles (phase 1) of motorcycle singletrack in Lake County with a trailhead north of the E. Alger Grade https://goo.gl/maps/snydmza1qwUzEt2X7. The proposed area has a lot of rock and enough topography to make the trail fun and challenging.


    The next step in the process is a permit hearing for the Conditional Use Permit. The hearing is January 27th at 6:30pm at the Silver Bay Service Center, 99 Edison Boulevard, Silver Bay, MN 55614. It would help to have as much support at the meeting as possible. If you can't make the meeting please send a letter of support to:


    Environmental Services

    Planning and Zoning

    Courthouse, 601 3rd Ave.

    Two Harbors, MN 55616

    jill.paron@co.lake.mn.us


    If the Conditional Use Permit gets approved, we should be able to start building the trail as soon as the snow melts this spring. Please send this to all interested parties. The more support that is shown for this trail at the permit hearing the higher the chance that the permit will be approved.

    Please note these trails are still in the planning phase and won’t be official until the Conditional Use Permit gets approved.



    https://www.lcnewschronicle.com/new...nsider-new-dirt-bike-trail-proposed-ATV-route


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  18. hawkgt

    hawkgt Where to and when?

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    Putting this on my calendar, planning to be there, thanks for the heads up.
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  19. knivriver

    knivriver Adventurer

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    Looking forward to supporting this on the 27th. Thanks for tuning us into this.
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  20. wildknits

    wildknits Adventurer Supporter

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    Thanks for the heads-up on this meeting. I can't make it to Silver Bay that evening (work in Duluth) but would be happy to send a letter of support. Are there any specific key points I should bring up?
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