Monday, September 29, 2014

History hike at the Norwich Mine site!

On Saturday we ventued west to attend an NCT interpretive hike at the Norwich Mine site in Ontonagon County's Trap Hills.  The mine is found along the North Country trail.
With fall colors at their peak, I told my pack we
needed to get out there and see them!
We parked on the NCT but we thought
it would just be a short hike to the mine.
Let's go!


We made the first peak and saw the humdity would limit
our views today.


Another view, looking west

This section was blazed but short on sawyer love.
We spied some classic metal blazes.

We finally located the tour group!

The Marj's were there!

I showed Melinda the path to adventure.

  Our guide was Dr. Patrick Martin who's an
Industrial Archaeologist at Michigan Tech.

A blacksmith shop site. I socialized some.

Ya more of that!   Pat did a wonderful job
telling us details of this 1850's mine.

Ya, I'll miss you too...

We had such a nice hike!

Next, the pack headed to camp at the Porkies. We prefer a more rustic camp,
 but at least there were lots of friendly people here.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Cycle tourist!  Every summer we get cyclist stopping in from what's called the Warm Shower list.  You know how I love cyclist!
Ya, its been a long, long time since anyone has petted me!
These friendly fellows are from downstate.

   Now trail clearing photo's taken over several days.

We'll be on the trail for some weed-whacking.
 My pal Sam is helping!

We're clearing upstream on trail 4 today (River trail)
Special note: the fog you see is moisture coming off the strings

Break time!  We have so much fun together.

The trail goes this way Sam!

Why is Arly digging a hole?   I dig holes.
Maybe it's to remove this tree.

Hummmmm what's this?

Now we're clearing the trail just off Tomasi trailhead.

Ya, this will be great when its done.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Parade of Nations!

Mi Tech Parade of Nations was this weekend!  That means kids plus Mark's clogging group would be at the Dee stadium.  I can't miss any of that!
As we waited for the parade to start,
some friendly people stroll by.

Ya, I just never get scratched ya know.

Seems lots of friendly people come to see this parade.

Now it starts up!  Oh dear, these dancers are scary.
They're from the nearby tribe.
It's Frann!  Don't you see me?  Please come over and say hi!

This fellow didn't scare me.

It's the pep band!

I love them!

Now all the nations go by.  This group seems to be from China

More kids!

I don't know you but ya, you can rub me some.

I love a parade because so many kids are here.

Maybe those kids will come over and see me?
Seems they might be more interested in candy.

I'm just glad to get out at all.

This group was noisy!

I love friendly people from all nations.

Oh, oh, here is a big scary beast!
I'll be brave and just sit here.

Tell me where this group is from??  I can't read.

Maybe he'll come over and say hi?

I see Glenn Mroz the President of tech!  He looks friendly too.

The India float. (I think)

Here's a friendly family!

You know I don't get out much to be social?

Twins are double the fun, ya know.

Now we're at the Dee stadium to see Mark's Clogging gang.
Ya, you can put your hand in my mouth..

Mark's gang is really stepping today!

And clicking.
Me and the crowd really liked them!
I hope we come back and see them agian next year.

You know I love little girls..

This whole group was friendly.
They're in a Finnish dance group and really hamming it up!
Lots of people in their traditional dress here.

I don't know you but I will say, no-one ever pets me.

My pal Kathy!

Not a single little girl has stopped
by to pet me today.


Friendly Tech students were working the Dee today.

Hey! It's Charles....

...and Kristen White! I've missed you guys.
I'll  see you at the Bridge Jam in December!

Oh ya,  a friendly mom and her little girl.
I never get to see any kids!