We just got home from our annual Porkies Yurt-N-ski spring vacation that we've done the the past 4 years. This post will be from the 1st two days.
|I'll stay close by, or they might leave me!|
|At the Porkies parking lot, I met friendly campers coming out.|
They'd been at the Yurt we're heading to.
|You know I like kids! |
They live in Duluth now but used to live in Houghton.
|Ya, I love a little petting too. Hope we see you again sometime!|
|Up the trail we went.|
|We made it!|
|Ya Arly, let's get this pack off. It impedes my squirrel hunting.|
|This is were I sit and watch for chipmunks,.|
|Sandy sent us to fetch water.|
|I had to make sure he didn't fall in.|
|Yurt moon view|
|In the morning, I got right to hunting while they lollygagged around,|
|Finally we headed out going cross country.|
We spied some interesting fungus.
|What is that, a dead dog?|
|Heck no! Just a very clean one - from multiple snow baths.|
|We skied down to the Union River cabin, but no-one was home.|
|Next we headed west down the trail. Yes, this really is the trail!|
|The thermometer seen here said it was 49.|
|We wish the park had the funds to fix these fantastic ski trails,|
plus the hiking trails, bridges, etc.
|Here, we usually cross on a beaver dam but it washed out.|
We found another further down stream.
|Made it to Union Spring!|
|You can see it oozing up water just to the left of the bridge.|
|Seasonal streams were all running good today.|
|Back on the ski trail.|
|We took a little break, then since skiing was so good, headed out again.|
|Left over from maple syrup harvest of years past?|
|After such a busy day, I had to take a little break from squirrel hunting.|