Gunflint Greenup, 2010
In the evenings we relaxed at the cabin, grilled out, hiked and even took a couple paddles onto Seagull Lake. It was very cold in the evenings, so that dashed my hopes of camping out for a night. There is a great campsite on the western side of Hook Island on Seagull that is great for building sand castles as you can see! The weather was all over the place. Calm sunny days, rained all night once, hailed in the afternoon once and even snowed a few times.
The Greenup event started for us with a hike on the new Centennial Trail Friday afternoon. The 3.3 mile hike was very interesting and beautiful. Several of the "pits" are still out there and evidence of the old rail line can be seen in places. There are some great views along the way. I highly recommend this hike!
Saturday was the actual tree releasing day. We had a spot near the new Chik-Wauk museum near the Saganaga Boat Landing. An old resort building was remodeled as a historical museum and should open July 4. The actual releasing involved clearing all the brush within a 5 to 6 foot diameter around all of small trees. Some of the terrain was rather rough, but all in all it was a great experience. We were in a group of about 20 other people including a couple staff members from Seagull. We had box lunches in the woods with the group and a nice closing dinner in the evening in a big tent near Gunflint Lodge.
It was a great week!