The colors of the Iron Range in summer

I took the above photo taking a walk on the Mesabi Trail between Grand Rapids and Coleraine. The reds, greens and blues of this kind of scene are my favorite colors, and you only see them on the Iron Range in summer.

Someone sent me this lovely time lapse video of the Hull Rust Mine pit north of Hibbing on Minnesota’s Iron Range. If you like moving pictures, this is your thing:

I’ll be off for a couple days for the holiday, barring something big happening. Check out my list of Iron Range Independence Day events.


  1. Thanks that was fun to see. Yes, great colors. I’m kind of a color freak. I’ve read books on color. I hadn’t thought of the mine colors before, however.

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