Flying to Scandinavia at night in the summer the sun appears from the north.
The magnificent Viking Hall at Borre
This is a local girl taking a survey of the visitors to Borre and the Midgard Historical Center. There's an effort to get this listed as a world heritage site. We are all for it.
This is the only photo of the two travelers to Norway on this Rover trip in July 2014.
Heddal Stave Church completed by 1250, extensive restoration done in 1952.
Looking down at Greenland... amazing view.
The Norwegian-American church in Minneapolis Minnesota
Some of the beautiful stained-glass windows of the American Norwegian Church in Minneapolis.
Tina thing Helseth. I got this photo from the internet.
We were in the balcony Judy, Kaia and Heidi.
This is a concert at the Norwegian-American church in Minneapolis. It was almost a full house to hear Tina Thing Helseth on trumpet and Bretton Brown on Steinway grand piano.
The Avid hikers meetup group at Afton State Park MN March 23 2014.
Afton State Park MN.
This is the loop that we made in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness last weekend. 1/10 to 13/2014. The trip was organized and lead by Patrick Elliott. There was three of us Patrick and David and myself Jim. We had a fantastic time as we arrived just when the polar vortex cleared the area. So we had temperatures in the teens and 20s but overcast the whole time. We were back there four days and three nights. Each number on this map represents one 10th of a mile. We covered 12 to 13 miles pulling sleds with our camping gear.
This is Patrick and David just after we finished crossing our first lake, Round lake.
This is me, Jim.
Patrick and David crossing Missing Link Lake.
Getting the kitchen ready for dinner on our first night.
Nice campsite for our first night overlooking the lake.
David does not even use a tent! He sleeps right on the snow like this, amazing.
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We didn't see very much wildlife, but we did get a glimpse of this creature running along the shoreline. I think it's a Fisher.
Our campsite the third night, on the ice and sheltered from the west wind. The Ham Lake fire burned a lot of forest in this area including the campsite that we were going to stay in here on Brent Lake.
Early morning on our last day.
Patrick making a U-turn after hitting slush on Edith lake. It immediately freezes to your snowshoes and the bottom of your sled, we had to stop and scrape the ice off to continue.
Thermal nuclear detonation on the horizon. Gooseberry Falls State Park Monday morning.
Bird hunting with Mike is always fun.
The St. Louis River at sunrise.
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On Saturday evening a stage was set up for the talented to show there stuff.
A practice session before the big show. They're trying to memorize the song they will be singing on stage later in the evening.
It's up Rover song.
This is Kim showing off her ancient manuscript. She began writing down camp songs in this book like 35 years ago.
Another great fall extravaganza. This was taken at dinner Saturday evening.
Rosie slaving in the kitchen. Thanks goes to Rosie and Kim for all their hard work organizing this large event.
Reconstruction of the suspension bridge in J Cook State Park. It was washed out by the river in spring of 2012.
The St. Louis River.
Built in the 1930s Jay Cooke State Park Minnesota.
It rained on Saturday afternoon but towards evening the sun started to come out.
A frying pan full of wild mushrooms.
Barry and Jen lead a hike to find wild mushrooms and they hit the jackpot.
Frying up a dozen eggs for breakfast.
Some meetup hikers. We hiked 9 miles at Interstate State Park WI.