Monday, July 6, 2009

Jasper Peak Looking Northwest toward Tower-Soudan

Here is a photo from the fire tower at Jasper Peak. Howie desribed the line of sight from this point to points south on Giants Ridge and north at Tower after we made the trek up to the fire tower from the road. In this view from near the top, notice the town at the base of the hill where the Tower Soudan Mine is located and then Lake Vermillion in the back ground. The wind was quite strong yesterday during my ascent and thanks to the many butterfly friends, tiger swallowtails, white lined purples and mourning cloaks who gave color and courage for this swaying adventure. Perhaps the CCC workers built this one too, back in the 30's like the ones that worked at Pelican Camp. I did check out the security of each wooden step as I made my way to the top. It was great to sit at Burntside Lodge near Ely afterward, over a couple of brews and then at a restaurant overlooking Shagawa Lake in Ely. Pidamiya tate', waste!

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