Our beautiful autumn days in northern Minnesota are numbered. Warmth outside of an insulated domicile will be nothing but a memory in just a few weeks. Winter is about to hit hard! I took advantage of one of our remaining beautiful weather days by going for a bike ride on the the "bike trail" that parallels and sometimes follows Highway 11 on the shoulder. I started from home and rode east towards the Black Bay Fire Tower. Sections of the eastern part of my ride were on the dedicated bike trail,
The most enjoyable sections of the ride were those that followed the bike path.
At Ranier I turned into a strong headwind for the ride home. Just off County Road 20 on private property, I found an interesting monument to a man named F.H. Clark.