Thursday, August 20, 2015

Horseshoe Harbor rerun.

In warm temps, Mark's gang headed northeast up the Keweenaw to hike in to Horseshoe Harbor  preserve.
It was HOT here.
Oh good, we head down the road towards the shore.
I'm glad Bella came.
They need to look at a map.  I see the trail just fine.
On the shore, a brisk west wind makes it cooler here. 
This is another Copper Harbor conglomerate outcrop.

Mark crosses this crevasse.  It's quite deep.

The people were nervous crossing it so again,
 I showed them how to jump over.

The white rock is stromatolites found here.  
This is a fossilized algae and very, very old.

Me and Bella took a cool dip.

The 2-leggeds egged me out to show them how to swim.

I recommend dog-paddliing.
Time to head back.
A closer look at the stromatolite.

This one had been drilled for core sampling.

One last cooling dip.

This lake is the prettiest!

I swam laps around them.


Time to head back to the car.

We're so glad the Nature Conservancy has kept this special
 place open for everyone.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Beat the heat, Tech ride.

With our temps predicted to raise into the high 80's today, we were to Tech to ride this morning while is was still sub-70.   Do note with the tree canopy fully developed, plus in early morning light, live action photos are quite hard to take. 
I needed to get out and run!

After going around the Time Trial Trail, we headed down the flow trail.

We stopped many times so I could lay in the creek.
But squirrel hunting remains good!

Ya, I'm pretty fast.

The trail crew has kept everything nicely mowed back.

We took the "snow bike" trail.

This trail is even more fun during my favorite time of year - winter.

Since they are slow going up, I can keep up.

Ya, we had a nice run today.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tuesday NCT adventures!

On Monday evening we headed back to Gardner road to camp and watch for some Perseid Meteors. Then, on Tuesday morning, we cleared another section of the North Country Trail that we've adopted.   The temperature was predicted to be very reasonable for us winter like folks.
Some dogs just love to camp!

Before dark, we mosey on down to see the
bridge on Tank creek.
Here is when we cleared it a few weeks ago.
It was a gorgeous evening.
Although the meteor shower turned out to be
more like a drizzle.

We ate a hardy breakfast the next morning. 
The next morning on the trail.
Oh dear, it's been a good year for growing grass.

Now it's gone.
Arly spent most of the day whacking down the grass.

Sandy is refreshing the blazes and lopped.
This one was painted last summer.

I love helping out on the trail. 
This is Sandy's blazing kit.

Arly put the pole saw into action for this one
plus some branch trimming.
Ya Sandy, you paint that one and
I'll watch for chipmunks.
We got as far as this logging path and we hiked
down it to see if it connected with a FS road.

It did! Looks like we could use it for accessing the trail
for the next work day.
Now we head back.

All done and after a whole day of this, I'm a tired pup.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Back to camp CAMBA!

Our temps cooled down so we thought we'd head west as soon as Sandy gets off work to camp and go for rides on those wonderful CAMBA trails near Cable WI.   She's been working way to much!
I'm SO glad to be camping again!   And Jeff came to.
The next morning we meet Greg at OO trail head to ride.
Ya Greg, you can scratch me.
I finally get to run some!

I'm so glad these guys came along.   Greg groom's ski trails.

My pack are CAMBA trail members.

  My pack hasn't been riding much because of heat
and long days at work..

These trails are soooooo much fun!
Sandy really got a nice photo here.

We fly past ferns.

Jeff takes the lead.

Actually, may pack has been riding darn little
and pretty slow.

Greg had to tun back so us three rode further.
We stopped to pick berries here.


We have lunch at the OO chalet.

The Birkie trail organization was having a meeting here
and had equipment out.
Arly loves to see ski trail machinery.

After lunch me, Sandy and Arly went for another ride
 heading in the other direction.
This is the Seely Pass trail.
Oh these are fun!

Berms are the best!

Back at camp I got right into squirrel hunting again.

Sandy made stir fry.

We all ate good.
Me and Jeff went to get more water.   I love Jeff!

The neighbors Sara, Morgan and John.
Turns out, I'd meet them before at a ski race in Ironwood MI.
John grooms trails in Two Harbor MN.
 I love groomers.   I'm a winter dog ya know.
We had such a nice time here.