From the summer a bunch of Australians visited Minnesota.
The walkway to the end of the dock is elevated, so one walks above the trees and bushes growing in the rotting taconite pellets that have collected over the years.
At an abandoned train repair shop.
A self portrait, from the early 2000s.
One of my favorite pictures of the tunnel. I am holding a bike rim and wearing a headlamp. My friend triggered the flash just behind my lower back. The fog is a temperature inversion at the entrance of the tunnel; it was 102 degrees outside of the tunnel and about 50 degrees inside, and humid.
The top of the headframe, and in a sense, the mine itself. This pulley carried the life line of the mine and the men in it.
David Aho, the owner of Mitchell Engine House, poses beside the boiler.
The machine shop today.
Coming to an inspirational poster near you… what should it read? ADVENTURE AWAITS? Don’t hang posters. Go outside.