Opt Out Outside

In 2015, REI Co-op started Opt Outside inviting employees and members to look at the Black Friday in a new light. I have been participating in Opt Outside from the beginning and this year was no different. For 2021, I took a trip to Jay Cooke State Park, the nearest state park to Duluth and a park I frequent due to its closeness. On arrival I was happy to see a busy parking lot and lots of people enjoying the nice November day.

Thanksgiving Stroll

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Thanksgiving 2021 was a quiet affair, no company, no entertaining and no stuffing a turkey or myself. I took advantage of the reasonably nice day, (for November) and strolled along the repaired Lakewalk in the Canal Park area of Duluth, … Continue reading

Problems, Problems, Problems!

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I recently took a three day trip to Portland, Oregon to pick up new camera gear and to spend a day photographing waterfalls along the Columbia River Gorge. The flight out was uneventful. However, my choice of hotel was problem … Continue reading

Into the Chasm

I wanted to capture the view from the chasm in the rocks but, to do so would require me to go in the frigid waters of Lake Superior. My solution: use my drone to get down and shoot from about three feet above the water. The water makes for a nice leading line to the colorful sky.

Morning by the Lake

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Sometimes you have to make a run for the lake when you think there might be a good sunrise. Today was pretty good.

Welcome to Duluth!

A view of the entrance to the Duluth harbor. Ships from all over the Great Lakes and the world visit the port every year.

On A Path Less Traveled

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Aimless, no destination in mind, a path to follow, mysteries in nature.

Making Tracks to the Outdoors

Today is Black Friday and once again I have chosen to #OptOutside.  Minnesota State parks were open to the public with free admission today and I visited Jay Cooke State Park.  It looks like I wasn’t the only one making tracks to the outdoors.

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