Crooked Lake, Again

The cover photo of Crooked Lake was provided by Layne Kennedy  and featured in the 2019 Boundary Waters & Quetico Calendar. You can pre-order your copy of the 2021 Boundary Waters & Quetico Calendar now!    It was, as it turned out, the longest paddling day of my life. (At age 72, I’m sure I…

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Crooked Lake, July 1950

The following article was written by Helen Perko Koski and originally published by Raven Words Press in the 1997 Ely Summer Times.    Helen opened her eyes. Morning. Letting sleep slide away, she listened to the sounds of guests gathering in the lodge for breakfast. The talk centered mostly on bait, weather, and how many…

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Fall

Suddenly it’s fall. The end of summer for us was absorbed in putting on the show Nature at Hidden Valley (link to Ely Nordic, https://www.elynordic.org/chalet)near Ely with Tiger Lion Arts (link – http://www.tigerlion.org). It was an amazing outdoor theatrical event that is still providing us with pride-inspiring compliments from those who attended. Clouds were sprinkling…

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New Website

Occasionally, when we aren’t absorbed with Ely arts events, wildland firefighting, emergency medicine, grandkids, and the rest of our lives, or when we are really feeling passionate about something, we will write a blog here about Ely life, our wilderness setting, or anything else that inspires us. Check back once in a while…