Archive for October, 2011


Visit to Mines of Spain

I visited Mines of Spain Recreation Area near Dubuque, Iowa yesterday.  I had intended to visit for a long time, but am very glad I finally made it.  There were many trails… some of which still show signs of damage from the heavy rains (approx.   14 inches this summer).  I hiked the Catfish Creek and Horseshoe Bluff trails.  The bluffs in the Horseshoe Bluff area were incredible!  I started to climb Horseshoe Bluff, but it was so steep, I opted not to go all the way to the top.

Posted by on October 23rd, 2011 Comments Off on Visit to Mines of Spain

Back from October Boundary Waters trip

I just returned from another canoe trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota.  We entered at Moose River North and basecamped at Iron Lake.  We had unbelievably warm temperatures of nearly 80 degrees the entire trip!  The fishing was good and photography was also good.  Take a look at my Boundary Waters gallery.

Posted by on October 17th, 2011 Comments Off on Back from October Boundary Waters trip