Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Visit to Gunflint Lodge
This past weekend was a much needed and productive trip up to Gunflint Lodge. The program director and I discussed and agreed upon a very diverse and exciting dog mushing program sure to be a success. Clients will have their choice of six completely different dog mushing experiences in Minnesota's northwoods. These experiences include a fully instructional adventure where participants learn the finer points of running their own small dog team on Gunflint Lake, an "Ice fishing by dog team" adventure, a trip to "Points Unknown" which is an off-site adventure at a different location in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness each week and a dog mushing/snowshoe combo with a warm Tepee in the woods as your destination. If your curiosity is peaked you can look for the full adventure offerings on the Gunflint Lodge website in the weeks to come.
This trip reminded me how clearly one can think and feel away from the busyness of every day life and how needed such trips are for the soul. Wouldn't it be grand to take a piece of such a feeling and save it for those hectic days when its needed most? How refreshing and rejuvenating it would be. I think memories of such get-a-ways help provide this; the smell of fir trees as they brush against your face while hiking through the forest, the sight of a female moose as she meanders down the quiet gravel wilderness road, a fox scampering through the underbrush as you approach, a buck with an impressive rack bolting across the road in front of you as you slowly drive down the trail. Such memories nourish the soul.
Care to join us this winter at the lodge?