July 26, 2012
On a recent evening, we laced up our hiking boots and headed to the Centennial Trail. This trail was built in 2009 by the Forest Service, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Superior National Forest. Not only does it wind through some lovely woods, but it also showcases some of the history of the area. When you start out on the hike, be sure to grab a brochure at the trailhead. It is filled with pictures and information that interpret the various marked points along the way.
We had only hiked the trail previously in winter/early spring. It was snow-covered every time. What a delight to see it in full green finery.
Some of us found treasure, of the blue and yummy variety.
Others found interesting rocks to examine.
The scenery was great, cloaked in all that color. We could even see Gunflint Lake from one vantage point.
Fortunately, we had an excellent guide to point out the way, and a beautiful sunset to close out the trek.