Mount Rose
Aug06

Mount Rose

Round-trip: 2 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Grand Portage, MN Click Here for Google Map. It had been some time since I last hiked this trail.  They have since installed beautiful stone steps with railings along the trail.  The steps take you up a 300ft elevation over 1 km.  As you climb you overlook the Grand Portage Fort and Lake Superior. The village and fort at Grand Portage National Monument have been reconstructed over the...

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Mount Josephine
Apr04

Mount Josephine

Roundtrip:  5km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Grand Portage, MN Click here for Google Map. This is a fairly strenuous hike to the top of Mount Josephine where you will have views of Lake Superior, Wauswaugoning Bay, Pigeon Point, Isle Royale, and the Susie Islands. Mount Josephine is one of the peaks in the Sawtooth Mountains of northeastern Minnesota and is located in the Grand Portage Reservation.  Be prepared for rough and...

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Mt McKay Halfway Trail
Nov06

Mt McKay Halfway Trail

Roundtrip: 5km Difficulty: Difficult Location: Thunder Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map Hike along the North side of Mount McKay on the Halfway Trail with great views of the city all along the way.  This trail is difficult to follow in spots and there is risk of fall in places where the trail is close to the edge.  You can hike the trail returning the way you came or you might want to bring two vehicles and park one at either end. If...

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Mt. Matchett
Oct29

Mt. Matchett

Round-trip:  4 km Difficulty:  Difficult Location:  Thunder Bay, ON Click here for Google Map. Hike to the top of Mt. Matchett through the valley between Mt. Mckay and Mt Matchett.  This hike has a very steep climb and is partly off-trail so you will need to be able to find your own way. Drive to the old ski lodge on Mountain Road and park in the parking lot .  The trail starts at the south side of the parking lot. Hike up the rough...

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Mt Sophie Fire Tower
Jan01

Mt Sophie Fire Tower

Roundtrip: 3km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Grand Portage, MN Click Here for Google Map. After this one, I’ll try to get off my fire tower kick for a while and I will post about something other than a fire tower next week!  You can easily visit the Mt Sophie tower on the same day as you visit the Mt Maud fire tower. I have read that most of Minnesota’s fire towers were constructed as make-work projects in the...

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Neebing-McIntyre Floodway
Nov08

Neebing-McIntyre Floodway

Roundtrip: 4 k Difficulty: Easy Location: Thunder Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map Most people in Thunder Bay are aware of the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway but few have walked along the portion that leads to the mouth on Lake Superior. The Neebing-McIntyre Floodway is a large channel though town that is designed to reduce damage from flooding in the intercity area. The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority and the City of Thunder Bay...

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