Out There

Shelby Gonzales (Kate Nicoletti)

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Shelby Gonzales

Shelby Gonzalez works as Marketing Manager at the Cook County Visitors Bureau and writes about the outdoors for assorted publications. She lives in Grand Marais with Osa and Pippi, her two chinchillas. (Chinchillas are rodents, native to the high Andes, that look like they just scampered out of a Dr. Seuss book. Imagine a creature cobbled together from a rabbit body, koala ears, cat whiskers and a squirrel tail.) In this bite-size segment, writer Shelby Gonzalez explores the great outdoors with a sense of humor and a nose for strange stories, odd critters, and unusual pursuits.


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What's On:
Where did all of our caribou go? (Papa Marina's/Flickr)

Out There: Rudolph, the red-tape reindeer

If a reintroduction effort in the 1990s hadn’t been scuttled, northern Minnesota would now be home to many sleighs’ worth of reindeer.
 


Shelby runs the Superior Trail 25k. Barely. (Kristian Niemi/Flickr)

Out There: Trail and Error

Out There is a monthly segment from WTIP volunteer and commentator Shelby Gonzalez.


 
Shelby tries tenkara—traditional Japanese fly-fishing—and gets laughed at by some trout (David Lor/Flickr)

Out There: Love at First Bite

Out There is a monthly segment from WTIP volunteer and commentator Shelby Gonzalez.


Saw-whet owl (Steve Burt/Flickr)

Out There: Oliver

Out There is a monthly segment from WTIP volunteer and commentator Shelby Gonzalez.