This is the former US Highway 10 near Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. It was closed in the seventies when Highway 10 was widened to four lanes, leaving this stretch blocked-off and abandoned. Today, deer and snowmobiles are the only traffic. These photos were taken on a day trip from Fargo in the fall of 2010. The hike through here is effortless and the photo opportunities in the fall are incredible. I had to ask around for directions, but it was pretty easy to find with a little help from Google Earth, once I knew where to look.
This visit to the lost highway was in the fall of 2010 and I was unaware of a deeper history waiting to de discovered. In the spring of 2011, we would find out this was much more than simply a closed section of blacktop. Continue the story here.
Photos by Troy Larson, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC