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Blush of Dawn over Rose Lake

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota

Early one morning in the Boundary Waters a few friends and myself climbed out of our tents two hours before sunrise, packed a stove and coffee and paddled across Duncan Lake to stairway portage. From here we hiked down the Border Route Trail until we arrived at this overlook, which depicts Minnesota on the right and Canada to the distant left. As we sipped fresh coffee, this is the scene that unfolded in front of us. One of my friends commented, "I wonder what we're missing on t.v.". Photo © copyright by Gary Alan Nelson.

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