Sunday, April 29, 2012

Copper Harbor trails opener! (for us)

The pack loaded a bike and headed out but stopped along the way and picked up another very friendly rider on the way up to CH.   To you care to see all the wonderful things these people have done up here, just click here to go to their site   The trail mutt thinks their trails are over the top!

We headed up the Garden Brook and quickly turned again up Woopidy Woo trail.  These guys are so slow going up this! 

Ya, this is a BLUE trail.

Tom rounding another switchback.  Funny that some think Michigan is flat!
They didn't get a photo of it, but we did the new Garden Brook
section as well. It was a blast!!!
We stopped to take in the view along the top.
And we chatted with some friendly trail workers here today.
I'm so glad we have nice trails!


Now we're cruising the trails just below the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. This was the 1st time Tom had been to CH!

Sandy takes these pictures on the fly.

On our way down, we stopped to see some Cliffs and Bridges.
Tom is glad that no one has fell off.


On the last little bit to the bottom, went down the Stairway to Heaven (where would THAT end up???)
Today, Tom is sweeping with me. I love his company!

Down, down, down we go......
This board walk is 1000ft long!

Another fun filled day in da Harbor was had by all.
Friendly people, great trails, what more could you want??
Oh ya, maybe someone could scratch my ears.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Churning Rapids ride!

Today we headed to Churning Rapids for a great little run... but the rest of the pack rode their bike.  Why don't they run??
These photos were all taken on a trail called Pow-pow.

Finney Creek is one of my favorite stops!

You can't see this in their photos,
but this is a fun little trail that goes up and down.


This is the Great Oaks trail. 
Which way do we go!!?

One of the Great Oaks along this trail.


This trail is above Swedetown creek

They're not that fast!
A water dog can appreciate a cool stop in Swedetown creek!  We saw a friendly fisherman here.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

NCT trail clearing adventure!

A few weeks ago, the pack hiked the North Country trail along the Sturgeon River to the Krumm shelter and farther west a few more miles. While hiking, we found that a large volume of dead falls had came across the trail over the winter.   Today we returned with saws and removed them in a 2 mile section from the shelter west to the Ottawa forest.
The fire of 2007 killed many trees, and they are falling down everywhere and across the trail.
Arly's trying his new saw. He says it really cuts!

We stayed a safe distance away from that noisy thing...

Good thing I was along for supervision....
He doesn't seem to know what he's doing

Ya, much of the trail looked like this.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Swedetown Trails revisited

The pack finished up some weekend chores in time to eat lunch then head up to Calumet to ride our favorite early season ride destination, Swedetown Trails. It was warm for a winter dog at 43 degrees F, but all in all the pack deemed it a great day for a ride.
Arly captains the bike down the trail...

...while I have the important "sweep" position.
Can you believe I don't bite my tongue when on the trail?
The Farmer's Well.
We saw some friendly people and dogs here.
I run with a smile!
There are few good creeks here, so the pack
carries my water. I'd rather be in a creek,
it's waaaay more refreshing.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hungarian Falls hike

We got some dearly needed rain here and Sandy had the day off so with the water up,  the pack headed to Tamarack City  to see the falls near there. 
Water dogs can appreciate an adventure like this!
Being a very conservative trail mutt, I won't get very close to this noisy, scary water!
This is  a series of falls the stream comes down..

I lean close for security.  You can't see this but these are over 100ft tall.

Ya we are SO brave.
Water dogs love getting out in it. We had a great little hike.

Monday, April 16, 2012

NCT hike near Bergland

On Saturday the pack headed west to hike and North County trail starting at M-64 just a few miles north of Bergland and hiked west of there.  This is a rather boring section of trail but we had an alternative reason for wanting to see it.
At the parking lot.
We crossed two bridges like this.
Ya we could swim that.  Easy!

According to the NCT maps, the Forest Service shows that there are
mountain bike trails here called "the Elcho Mountain Bike Complex". Since 
the map also marks these as "Not Maintained", we suspected these 
to be un-ride-able and no fun.  From the sections we 
could see during this hike, that would be the case.
I'm carrying my own pack, which is a very, very important job..