Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Twin Lakes ski trail check

We needed to travel to Rhinelander WI today and on the way back, we stopped at Twin Lakes to ski those trails.
Hey! It was even groomed today.
Usually we get here for our first ski of the season,
since they are the deep snow spot of Houghton County.

Snow was good, as usual.

I'm fast where as they are slow on those skis!

The sun even came out today.

Me and Arly checked the snow depth. It was luxurious!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Spring Creek canyon snow.

Arly got away from work at noon today and promptly took a nap.  I recommend them!  Late in the afternoon they loaded the car with back country skis and we headed up the canal to the Spring Creek canyon.
The creek winds down the canyon, so we cross it many times

You know I'm not that brave!

We missed doing this ski last year.

This is interesting.

It's water coming down the hill.

Snow dogs don't mind putting their muzzles into it.

The snow tumbled off of this hill side some.

We're on track for a record-breaking snow year. Yay!

Showing my bravery again.

It's so pretty here.

Whee! We just came down this hill.

While looking down into the gorge on out way out...

We spied this fella up in the tree tops. He was having his lunch.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Me and my pack have been out in the cool white stuff...my favorite -  snow!
Oh Yeah. My favorite water way -  Swedetown Creek.

We romped 'round the tower loop in Churning Rapids...

...then we headed 'round the Mud Lake Loop and back up the gorge.

Arly and Colin have the trails in perfect condition,
in fact, he's been working lots.  We've had 80 inches so far.
Older dogs do appreciate groomed trails.

On Monday, December 26th, KNSC had the
4th Annual Candle Luminary ski.

Lots of friendly people came to see me,
oh and to see the candles too.

Oh yeah.

And kids too!

The wind kept the candles in...but hopefully not you! 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Finally...winter is here!

 I'm so glad that winter decided to get here! This is our 3rd ski already. 
Me and my pack have had many adventures since my last post, but they are lame and have not gotten anything up. 
We started out at Tomasi Trailhead.
Oh dear! This must have caused some grief.

Hunting is always good here in the pines.
We took a break for paw maintenance.
This is the north junction of the Mud Lake Loop.

And the south junction.
I'm so glad for a safer winter bridge!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

North shore camp-n-hike adventures III

This is the last of three installments while on the north shore. 
Next we'll head further north and up to Ely!

Looks like we'll be heading out again!

We started at the Britton Peak Trailhead again.
This is also one of the parking areas for the Sugarbush ski trails.

Oh this is a good view.

What does this mean??  I can't read.

Britton Peak is right by the trail head.
We headed north from here.

Ski trial crossing. We crossed several times.

Superior Cycling Association has built
 some mountain bike trails here.

Springdale Creek was flowing well,
with all the recent rain.

Hey! Another friendly thru-hiker.

We stopped for lunch on this overlook.

Coulda camped here at Leveaux Creek!
Maybe we should stay.

We met friendly day-hikers too.

This squirrel was hoping I'd exit the area.

OK, we'll go this way.

Even this gramma and grampa were back packing.

We made it to the Onion River!
We decided to keep going up to see Oberg Mountain.

Hmmm, were the monks here?

No one ever rubs my neck good like this.

We saw all the views from atop Oberg Mountain.

Over the Big Lake.

Then looking over the valley to the west.

Oberg Lake, down below.

This has been a great hike!

We stopped for tea at the Onion River camp,
and got to meet these fellas from Dubuque.

OK, time to head back.

This is a log they felled and cut
the top off to make a swamp crossing.

We checked out trail up to
the top of Leveaux Mountain, too.

This trail and the one up and around Oberg
 are very old Forest Service hiking trails.

More nice views. Not quite fall color time.

We didn't see any moose near the Leveaux beaver pond.

MMM! Pork chops, roasted over the fire.

On Wednesday, we headed out for one more
hike on the SHT. This is Rollins Creek.

From here, we took the spur trail to the ski hill.

Up we go.

Another friendly back packer.

A little rain squall came through.
I didn't mind too much.

Heading back down the long climb off of Moose Mountain.

This poor mentally ill fella has lots of
experience with back packing...
hard to tell by his pack.
He seemed to be having a nice time anyway.

Back to the Onion River trailhead,
 also one of the ski trail heads.
Then we packed up and headed to Ely!
We're having such a nice vacation.