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Saturday, March 3, 2018: The Dynamic Duo of Mark and Paula headed to Mille Lacs Lake to see Snowkiting. 
Wind was peaking at 30 miles per hour and the temperature was above freezing.
This was the 14th such annual event on Mille Lacs to the delight of the kite flyers and spectators. 
An experienced kite operator can fly off the snow when conditions are right.
This is a serious sport for some.
They go all out for the thrill.
It is possible to stay aloft at 30 feet for 100 feet or more of distance. 
Of course they get hungry.  A wood-fired pizza oven was on hand to feed the hungry crew.
Then it's off again.  They've been known to break arms and legs doing this.
Finally it is time to pack up the gear.
Imagine that, the entire kite and rope control system can be put into a single bag. 
One last kite at sunset before they head to shore for story telling.
Some of the kite flyers came from a distance away.   For more information, visit http://fleet8.com/

Quote of the day:    I'll stay on the ground, thank you!.  Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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