By Bethany Helwig
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Making the climb

From the Editor

 

October 24, 2019

A picture of me hiking in Jay Cooke State Park. It's beautiful there.

This past weekend I was both pit crew and runner during the Wild Duluth races. It always amazing me what people can do when they put their mind to it. That was evident once again as I watched runners doing the 100K (62 miles). The race started at 6 a.m. and the cutoff time for the finish was midnight. It's hard enough for me to stay awake that long. I can't imagine running/hiking that entire time. But there they were, hundreds of them, doing just that.

Then on Sunday I did the Terribly Tough 10K. The course follows the climb up Ely Peak and goes on to finish at the lower Spirit Mountain Chalet. I haven't done much hiking before but, I'll admit, I've gotten sucked into it these last couple of months. It's great when there aren't bugs out.

I recommend going out and enjoying Jay Cooke and other parks while you can before winter shows up to snow on everything. Well, then I guess you could snowshoe.


 

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