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Early Snowfall Equals A Peaceful Walk

November 6, 2013 Hiking
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Taking advantage of the early snowfall, I went for a very peaceful walk this morning.

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Peek-A-Boo! I See You Little Deer

April 25, 2012 Hiking
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Hiking the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is something that I thoroughly enjoy; being in the outdoors is a passion for me. I always bring my camera with a telephoto lens, thinking that someday I’ll get that “Ansel Adams” wildlife photo or scenery shot. Hiking the trail this week I spotted two deer grazing in a […]

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Mahnomen Trail-Sherburne County,MN

April 19, 2012 Hiking
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The Mahnomen Trail in Sherburne County, MN had been closed earlier this spring, and was just recently re-opened. They cleared some, well a lot, of the oaks along the trail. The goal is to try and restore it back to the “Oak Savanna” that it once was. Oak wilt has really taken it’s toll on […]

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Top Of Blue Hill Sherburne County, MN

April 13, 2012 Hiking
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We don’t have much for mountain vistas, or beautiful rolling hills in our neck of the woods, but I sure love the view from atop of Blue Hill. This is a great place to get a view of the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. It’s a fairly steep climb, however, there’s a viewing station once you […]

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Spring Trail Update-Blue Hill in Sherburne County, MN

March 18, 2012 Hiking
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Spring has certainly arrived, with record temperatures in the 70’s, every vestige of snow has melted away. Blue Hill Trail is situated within the Sherburne County National Wildlife Refuge and is comprised of approximately 5 miles of hiking trails. With the melting of the snow this trail tends to become flooded in early spring, especially […]

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Say Hello To My “Woolly” Little Friend

February 29, 2012 Hiking
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Hiking on the Blue Hill Trail in the Sherburne County Wildlife refuge yesterday, I ran across this little “Woolly Bear” Caterpillar in the middle of the trail. My first thought was maybe it was dead, but after a little poke it surprised me and moved (it didn’t jump up-thank god). Even Samson came over a […]

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