Wildersmith on the Gunflint

Fred Smith

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Fred Smith
Fred Smith, a native Iowan re-located to the wilderness of border country at the end of the century, has been writing of happenings in the upper Gunflint territory for going on eight years, first with the local paper, and since December 2008 for WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Fred feels life in the woods is extraordinary, and finds reporting on it to both a reading and listening audience a pleasurable challenge. Since retirement as a high school athletic administrator from Ankeny High School, Ankeny Iowa in 1999, the pace of Fred's life has become less hectic but nevertheless, remains busy in new ways with many volunteer activities along the Trail. Listen at your convenience by subscribing to a podcast.


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Autumn has arrived...! (Photo by Bryan Hansel)

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: October 4

Border country offers a “Boozhoo” (welcome) to October. September ended on a stunning note throughout the Gunflint corridor.


 
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Wildersmith on the Gunflint: September 27th

            There have been big changes in the scenery since we last met along the Trail.


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Wildersmith on the Gunflint: September 20

Tragedy has once again hit the Gunflint community.


 
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Wildersmith on the Gunflint: September 13

The Gunflint corridor is at the halfway point of month nine.  That in mind, I pause at the thought of kicking off my 13th year of reflecting on weekly Trail happenings and commentary.


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Wildersmith on the Gunflint: September 6th

            Folks are humming that September song as Mother Nature appears to have surrendered her hot, grouchy attitude.


 
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Wildersmith on the Gunflint: August 30

It’s a jungle out here!  As I commence keying this weeks’ Gunflint news, our once cool summer paradise is in the midst of tropical sweltering.  And, the situation is not one bit


 
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Wildersmith on the Gunflint: July 26th

This green tunnel through the woods has forever been blessed with magic, and the past week saw the “old gal” who is in charge of things adding some much needed enhancement.  Rain the