Where in Duluth?

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Dave Sorensen

about 10 years ago

On the Superior Hiking Trail. West of Piedmont?

Shane Bauer

about 10 years ago

Disc golf course by LSC, hole 9-10ish?

digit3

about 10 years ago

hmmm. A pile of rocks somewhere in Duluth? If your intent is for the artsy rock shot, I think that it's a bit overexposed.

wildknits

about 10 years ago

Dave - you are the closest so far!

Dave Sorensen

about 10 years ago

Yeah, I've walked by it numerous times, but I can't remember which section it's on.

wildknits

about 10 years ago

Dave, gone out exploring yet to see which section it is on? I ran by there again today as this is one of my favorite sections of trail.

The gap is large enough for a medium sized human to fit inside.

Dave Sorensen

about 10 years ago

My wife guesses it's between Haines road and Highland Getchel.

wildknits

about 10 years ago

Dave, your wife is correct! 

I believe it is even located in Brewer Park (a named yet never developed park that encompasses much of the area above Skyline between Haines/40th Ave W and where Skyline meets the St. Louis River Rd).

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

As kids we called this rock "Split Rock." The first time I heard people talk about going to Split Rock (as in the state park/lighthouse) I got pretty confused. ("Really? You're going to Split Rock for the weekend?")

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

But wait ... is this actually on the SHT? I remember it being quite a ways downhill from the SHT. Maybe it's on a spur?

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

I don't think that's the "Split Rock" of West Duluth. The description of where it is doesn't match. It must be another rock.

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

This whole post was obviously a conspiracy to get me to walk the three blocks from my house to Split Rock. Yeah, this is a different rock. The location of Split Rock does *sort of* match the description above though, as it is "between Haines road and Highland Getchel." It's below Skyline, though, not above it, and it's not at all on the SHT.

I hadn't been there in about 15 years. I can't believe I mistook the rock above for Split Rock.

Here are some photos I took like five minutes ago. For scale, this rock is about the size of a small garage. I believe it was placed there on its own in the middle of the woods by giant trolls.



wildknits

about 10 years ago

Very cool Barrett - and my goal was accomplished!! I wanted to see if folks would actually get out and do some hiking to find this spot ;->

Hmmm - now I want to go find your "Split Rock"!

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

Here's a map. You can see the rock on the upper-left-hand side, above the railroad tracks.


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Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

Just west of Split Rock a very short distance is the graffiti from this recent post. Between the rock and the graffiti is Casket Quarry, featured in this post from last January.

Be warned that walking on railroad tracks is considered trespassing.

wildknits

about 10 years ago

Thanks! Oh yes, am used to being stealthy on the tracks from back in the days before they plunked a middle school in the midst of the fields/woods/wetlands above Wheeler.

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