Some time ago, Sandy decided we needed to rent a cabin, borrow a pulk and stay a few nights at the Porkies state park located about 1 & 1/2 hours drive from Houghton.
|I see the hills in the Porkies!|
This road is on the Lake shore and the wind was blowing
off the lake some.
|OK, now they loaded the pulk and me!|
I'm not sure about this but I do love camping adventures.
|Finally we're off!|
|Oh the snow is still quite good here. Snow dogs appreciate that!|
|Arly says the hills are challenging with this....|
|We still had a great ski out.|
|At the Union river bridge we cross very near a camp ground|
we use in the summer.
|Now were getting close to the turnoff for our yurt.|
|Our friend Jim caught up with us! I love company!|
|We finally made it to the yurt! We've never stayed in one before.|
|Oh this was nice and cozy, Jim even looks rather angelic here.|
Or maybe that's the sun coming in the ski light?
|Adventure dogs are all about winter camping.|
|Lets go for another ski Jim?!|
|We had such a nice visit with him but it was time to say goodby.|
He even scratched my ears some.
|We stopped at the Log Camp warming shelter.|
|Ya this is great!|
|A nighttime view of the ski light.|
|Sandy and I read the log book. Kids write the best entries!|
|The next morning, we head down to the river to get water.|
|This is the Little Union river.|
Its really thick ice so Sandy used her heal to break in.
|I had to show her how to scoop it up and fill the water bag.|
|Snow dogs can bound right back up to the cabin.|
|Now the water runs out of the bag and through a filter.|
It tastes great!
|The next day we skied down to Bunk 8 cabin|
after we found darn little fire wood at our yurt.
Best part was the kids here!!!
|You know how I love kids and they threw a stick for me.|
|With our pulk filled with wood, we head back.|
|Now we'll have enough for our last night and some|
for the next folks who stay here.
|I think we need to get out again.|
|I think we should go that way.|
|Now in the afternoon,|
we BC skied down the Little Union river.
|The snow was fabulous! I could bound on the top.|
|The river was 95% froze over.|
|As usual, I showed them the way to cross it.|
|We made it down to the ski trail and we crossed it.|
|Ya I love to bury my noose in the snow.|
|We stop for tea along the river.|
|We had such a nice time following the river.|
|With a wood supply lacking,|
Arly had to split many pieces so they'd fit into its little stove.
|All this deep snow bounding and visiting the kids and all,|
I just couldn't stay awake any longer.
|On our last morning, we gather up gear and cleaned the cabin up.|
|Oh, this again!|
|We sure did have a nice time here. When will we be back?|
|Now we peal off the ski trail for the last jaunt back to the parks HQ|
and our car.
|He made it! Snow dogs do love an adventure like this.|