This was truly a wonderful trip. The group was cohesive from the start and the glue was strengthened by our fearless leaders Doug and Elaine. Together we explored trails and waterfalls, learned about great wilderness conservationists and visited their idyllic homes. We learned about the strength of Lake Superior and the Canadian Shield and visited and canoed the lakes on the Canadian border. Visits to the Bear and Wolf Centers proved so much more interesting than I imagined they would be! And all this learning in such a relaxed atmosphere. There was always time for questions as well as time to just sit and appreciate the beauty of the area. So many morsels of knowledge were imparted about the flora and fauna, the geology, the history, the past and present culture and the foods of the area!! Who knew Frank LLoyd Wright designed a gas station in Cloquet? I honestly can't say enough good things about this trip. The only negative is that I have now have to diet off 5 pounds from the sit down, order from the menu meals we enjoyed nightly. But I'll never complain about good food. I hope our group can reunite on another Doug and Elaine trip!