THE Traveler: Lisa Dohrmann from Buffalo, Minn.

The scene: Vapor shimmers over the harbor in Grand Marais, Minn., on New Year's Eve, when temperatures dipped to 22 degrees below zero. Among the mist and clouds, the lighthouse rises from the breakwater built to protect the harbor.

Trip: Dohrmann and her husband were on their sixth annual holiday getaway to Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte. The two hike a variety of North Shore trails during the trips. This year was colder than usual. "This does not stop us, though. We bundle up and head out on the trails," she wrote in an e-mail.

Destination: Lake Superior and the North Shore are stunning in winter, Dohrmann wrote. "I have visited and hiked in the area many times and I have come to love and appreciate the beautiful views of the lake in winter almost more than summer. This photo is an example of the beautiful sight of the lake in winter. Water freezing on the rocks and branches, steam rises off the sparkling lake, and you have a view of the light station in the background, a reminder of the boats and ships that pass through these waters."

Equipment: Apple iPhone 6 Plus.

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