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Amity Creek
Amity Creek/Spur trail to Hawk Ridge
Superior hiking Trail

Well obviously I have fallen off the wagon of posting regularly again .. my goal is to get back to at least a weekly contribution. I miss this site and all of you a great deal when I cannot find time to contribute. We have spent most of the summer caring for Andrew ... to get through the long application and wait for his services here in Minnesota .. and getting things ready for Fall.

I have a bunch of images piled up to edit. Andrew and I have been out a great deal. This image is from a warm August evening. On a spur trail above the Duluth landmark called Seven Bridges Road. After a short walk Andrew and I climbed down below a bridge and sat by the creek and enjoyed the silence as I shot off a few gig of raw files while Andrew threw stones into the creek (which is one of his favorite activities).

Hope all of you and yours are well.

more information on the Superior Hiking Trail:

The Superior Hiking Trail is a tremendous undertaking to connect Duluth and all the state parks and attractions along the north shore of Lake Superior with one massive hiking system.

The following is from:
Seven Bridges Road is one of the more beautiful parkways in Duluth, Minnesota, a city renowned for its parks and boulevards. The drive travels up Occidental Boulevard from Superior Street and across Hawk Ridge to Glenwood Avenue--a distance of about 4 miles--and serves as the eastern terminus to Duluth's famous hilltop boulevard, Skyline Parkway.

Winding its way through forests of pine and birch, the lower portion of the road intertwines with Amity creek, the western branch of the Lester River, as the waterway descends toward Lake Superior.

Along the way, the parkway crosses several beautifully crafted stone-arch bridges, all similar in design and construction, and the reason for the road's current name. Work on this original section of the road was begun in 1899, and opened for use in the next year. But it would take more than three decades before the upper connection across Hawk Ridge was finally completed.

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