old Soudan iron mine. The mine has been closed since 1962, but it offers a rare view into mine life at that time using mine equipment from the same era. We were both happy to have the opportunity as a side trip before continuing the Call of the Wildflower geotrail. This is what you see after descending a half-mile to the 27th level in a mine elevator filled with over a dozen other people.
Saturday, April 09, 2016
We had the opportunity to add our 34th state with geocaching finds with a vacation in Minnesota. We traveled from Minneapolis to Duluth/Superior to Grand Marais to Ely and back to Minneapolis. We are suckers for state park caching and for multis so the state park sponsored Call of the Wildflowers geocaching trail was perfect for us. We covered most of the state parks on our travel path but left many, many places to still visit in the future. The week was a state park highlight show with so many great locations to see. We missed much on our travels, but the images below are a good sample of our journey. If you like visiting state parks, this is a wonderful way to get to know Minnesota. delicious chocolates we found on the way, Franconia Sculpture Park.