On Friday, I took a day trip up to northern Minnesota to take in some of the fall colors that are now occurring.
My destination for this day was Bear Head Lake State Park, located about 15 miles southwest of Ely. It is right on the fridge of where the best colors are being indicated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Here are some of the sights as I walked along the park’s Norberg hiking trail: (Click photos for larger images)
I ended the day by stopping at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park in Two Harbors along the north shore to grab some pictures of the lighthouse near sunset. Unfortunately, the clouds were pretty thick, but took some photos nonetheless:
I spent nearly 10 hours in car this day, but it was worth it to capture some of the best that nature has to offer. This only happens once in a year. With a quick peak color season possible this year, there is just the slightest window to get out and take it all in!