Monday, June 24, 2013

  Marks gang headed up to Cliff drive on Sunday afternoon to see the Cliff Mine dig happening up there this summer.
Oh ya, this looks fun.

I found site hikers to be very, very friendly.

It was HOT but Bella and I knew just what to do.

Tim Scarlett lead the most interesting tour .

And he scratched my ears.
These tours are trail mutt approved!

With the tour over, we pawed our way to the top
to see the view.

Poor rock piles were found everywhere.

Mark looks at the map to find details.

This stack was built in 1860, 15 years
after the mine was opened.

I keep a close eye on the pack or they might leave me.
We had so much fun seeing the friendly people and learning about the
1st profitable mine up here.

Its been a busy weekend
so I napped when we got home.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Finn Fest Fun!

On Friday, Keweenaw Nordic entered a float in the Finn-Fest parade.  You know I love anything that lets me be social and see kids!
Oh ya Bella and Mark came too.

This is my new friend Ashley.

Some of the Michagn Tech ski team came.
They skied and they scratched my ears.  I love that.

Here we go!
This was a very , very scary bridge to cross.

I visited many friendly kids along the route.
 I'm among the kids on the right.

We smelled something tasty in here.

On Saturday morning, we went to the Finn-Fest nordic walking event. Once again, there were many friendly people there, and best of all, lots of kids!
We started in Hancock. I made many new friends.

About 800 of us headed to Ho Town.
We're off!
One of my new friends.
Me and Becky are already friends.
These kids were so friendly...
She even fondled my tail. I love that!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Third trail clearing adventure of the season!

On Saturday June 15th, the pack got together with many friendly trail folks for an adventure filled day. Dave came all the way up from Port Washington, WI to see me and to help on the trail. Jim came from Ontonagon, and Linda and Millie drove over from L'Anse. After lunch, we also met up with Bill and Wade from Bruce Crossing. I love them all!
Right off from the start, the pole saw came out to remove fresh
 dead falls.

Dave got busy removing an old blaze.

Then scraping bark off.

Where the devil is Jim??  He needs to paint it.

Oh there he is.

Dave goes to clearing shoots that might block the next blaze's

Arly thinks it looks fine.

Oh ya, that's nice.

With this hearty crew, we got this section up to snuff.

A little pine gets the mark.

Ya, guys, that's what I like to see.

Jim! How's this look?

  Don't be skimpy with the paint!

Ya, lunch break. As usual, I had lame kibble.

I had to interrupt their important work for some
necessary ear scratching.

I think we need to mark which way to turn off the bridge.


Arly, you need to cut those trees impeding on the bridge.

These long, slim learners need to come down now.

Ya, this big one needs to go.

Remember this Porkie tree from last winter?

Even the rocks were blazed by the fledgling artist Jim.

Good thing Bill and his boy Wade came to help!
They were friendly and were we glad to see them.

A few trilliums were still out.

Sniff, sniff.....smells good.

Dave demonstrates an alternative blazing technique.

Finally! Was I ever glad to get back to the car and pack up.

It was a long and busy day.  I got tired on the way home.

Dave left Sunday morning which made me very, very sad.  But the good news is he's coming back to see me and do more trail work later this summer.  We're planning to be back and continue on July 13th.  Hope you can join us!