Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Spring skiing, early!

With the weather becoming rather warm, we needed to ski into the Swedetown Creek gorge and check out the water situation.   Plus I needed to get out and run some.
Even 9 yo's need to run some!

And have spring snow baths!

The creek was really up.

You're not going to make me get any closer to that torrent!

Starting to look like maple syrup time.

What a wonderful spring day to be out.

Oh oh! I'm not crossing.  Are you?

Not here, either!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Back to Good Shepherd!

Oh ya, with snow work lessening, my pack finally got back to church after a long hiatus. 
I don't know you, but you can certainty rub me some.

I've not seen Nouma or Malia in much toooo long.

And Ramon, too!

Oh, oh, here is a friendly family I just met from Grand Rapids MN.

I heard your dog couldn't come to visit...you can visit with me some!

No ever pets me at MY house.

Maybe I'll be back to see you again soon?

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Copper Harbor Point adventure!

Saturday morning with warm temps forecasted here, my pack said "let's go up and ski the Copper Harbor Point trail!"
We parked at the Grant Township building.
It was crowded in CH today with snowmobiles.

We stopped to check out Manganese creek on our way up.

Oh good, this is where we start..

These trees have whiskers.

And this is a north facing hill!
Some people had snowshoed in here.

Lotsa snow on the bridge though.

This spot is sooooo pretty.

Snow mushrooms won't be around much longer.

This is a long board walk that passes through a cedar swamp.
We made it the the snowmobile trail, then headed back.

Arly's artsy shot.  Spring is on the way here.

Trail flagging when it was built.

No lake boats out until March but huge pieces of ice out there.

Some folks were snow shoeing at Ft. Wilkins.

Ice on Lake Fannie Hooe is looking pretty thin.

Hey! We meet friendly snow shoer Kim B.
I stood on her snow shoes, so she could pet me.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Swedetown gorge edge adventures!

We warmed up here, so late on Tuesday me and my pack went into Swedetown gorge to ski along its edges.  Something we'd not done in a few years.
Ya, this is my favorite creek.

It's flowing right below us.

Are we going to cross here??  It makes me nervous!
We crossed it many times.

As we romp-n-ski along its steep walls, we spied
where snow has been tumbling down.

I saw lots of squirrels to hunt, too.

We had a nice little adventure here.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Barne means kids!

Today was the Keweenaw Nordic/Sons of Norway Barnelopet and I attended just to see and meet the kids!

Folks are coming in to sign up.

Oh, oh, I found a friendly one who'll rub me some.

Ya, two at a time IS better.

Ya, you can pet me too.

No one ever rubs me good.

I do love kids.

Ya, I never get any kid time.

It's so good to meet you.

I love rubs by the bigger kids too.

Oh, oh I found friendly folks outside too!

Now they line up...I had to come over and help.

Oh ya, I love the start of a ski race!

This way! I'll pace you.

Hey! The Sharp's were out with their 4-legged family member.

We wrastled a little.
Me and Jay had such a nice time cheering on the racers zooming up Sisu Hill!