Friday, April 17, 2015

Shove Ice lake shore adventure!

On the afternoon of Sunday April 12th Mark's gang hiked on the shove ice up along 5 Mile Point road that's located north east of Calumet.  Sorry to be so slow in posting these but we were having computer grief here.
Hi Dave! I love him, he scratches me.

Hi Bella!

The shore is still snow covered.

Mark checks out the view from atop the snow mountain.

I stayed close for safety sake.

Me and Lisa were so brave!

We floated on the ice berg together.
I leaped across the gap from the main land to the ice berg so bravely.
Mark, Bella and Arly made it out to the next ice berg.
They are VERY brave!  They were about 4ft thick.

This is really a pile of ice that's covered in sand.

We ended up nearby the 5 Mile Point Light house, now a B & B.

On the old breakwater

Me and Emmanuel took a break together.

Me and Bella both know how to get some good ear scratching.

Dave theorizes about the winch.

Time to head back.

We spied a drain hole in the ice.

We saw the Peterson's at work.

Another boat we spied was a lake freighter.  We later learned it was the U.S. Steel  boat the Edwin Gott

We hiked on rock....

...and beach sand.

I had to make a cooling stop. Ice water is the best!

Hunting was good.

We were so glad Kathy could join the gang again!

Almost back.

We had such a nice hike on the Lake shore today.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hungarian Falls romp in the spring sun!

With the temps zooming upwards, my pack thought we should hike up to these gorgeous falls.
I've not gotten out much lately!

We start on an old RR grade.

Looking south on this trestle, we can see Torch Lake.

Looking down, this is Dover creek.

Next we went west to find an old trail up to the top.

I can really go here!

We turned up off the RR grade to go up the hill.
It's hot for a winter dog!

I'll show her the way.

No problem for a water dog!

Ya rolling in the snow is the best!  You should try it.

This was a very scary creek crossing.

Sandy's nervous but with all-paw drive, I'm not.

The falls are still hiding behind the ice and snow here.

Oliver came along. He hung out for a while.
Arly's nephew Levi sent him here to visit us.

Now we went into the gorge to see a trail
we'd not been on in many years.

This is such a pretty creek.

Back out, we stopped to see on old RR trestle foundation.

Oliver wanted to see the old trestle too.  I wish Levi was here!

Lots of friendly people were out to see the falls today.
I don't often get out to be social you know.