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Hanging Out on the Edge of the Boundary Waters in Ely, Minnesota

Sometimes it feels like Ely’s purpose in life is to make people less afraid of the woods. Nestled on the edge of Superior National Forest, Ely is home to two internationally recognized wildlife centers, the Root Beer Lady Museum, and has more places to hike, bike, and paddle than you can cover in a lifetime.

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Discovering a Shore Thing at Lake Titicaca

On the border between Peru and Bolivia sits Lake Titicaca, considered sacred by the Incas, who believed that the creator god Viracocha rose from its depths to create the sun, moon, stars, and first humans. As I hiked along the winding path next to the lake I wondered what treasures it might hold?

 

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Flexible Silicone Skull Ice Cube Mold Tray

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