Jan 25-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: January: Jan 25-07
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Photo by Karl Berg

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 07:09 am:

Having never been to the top of the Cliff Drive hills during the winter months, I cannot really say what the best mode of travel might be, but I think Karl Berg may have one of my favorite ways to trek around the Keweenaw in the winter...snowshoes! It's definitely a good workout and you'll have the advantage of a slower pace so you'll get to see more of your surroundings on the way. Not to mention how much quiet you'll experience with just the crunch, crunch, crunch of your snowshoes through the snow!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 07:11 am:

Walking up there in the summer would be bad enough. Putting on a pair of snowshoes and walking up there would kill me. I love the picture though.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 07:15 am:

I needed a pair of those last weekend, and we don't have anything measurable for a hill around here. Hope someone had a good time.

By Heikki (Heikki) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 07:40 am:

Margaret, Amarillo TX:
I can vouch for that (no measurable hills). Spent a windy autumn and a windy, snowy November at Amarillo AFB in 1962. The wind was blowing when I arrived and it was blowing when I departed. I imagine it's still blowing! :-)

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 07:50 am:

There's too much smelly snowshoe in the picture.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 07:59 am:

Walking to the top of the Cliff in winter (or summer, for that matter) builds character, whether on snowshoes, skies, or just plain boots.

I can commiserate with Margaret; the biggest hills we have here are the freeway overpasses, which just aren't as much fun to climb......

By Charles In Esky (Charlesinesky) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 08:27 am:

I read Capt. Paul grumbling about sunny, scenic Houston (ha,
ha), and I begin to understand a local Ph.D here in Escanaba who
works for a local garden center. He used to teach in colleges in
Tenn., but I suspect working in a garden center in his old
hometown beats teaching college in the South hands-down.
Last night I heard this fellow give a talk to our local Wild Ones
(interested in native plants) and Audubon chapters about good
plants for birds, and he was wonderful. He also mentioned
working on a big project up in Houghton this year so the
Copper Country will benefit, too, from a local guy finding a way
to come home and put his knowledge to work here.

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 08:45 am:

Capt. Paul, walking to the top of the cliff builds more than character, it builds a big appetite.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 09:09 am:

Capt. Paul, if you head a bit west, for a weekend, holiday, or whatever, there are some hills in the Austin area. :-) Granted, they don't quite match the hills just west of MTU in Houghton or Hancock, but they are a start, & a lot better than freeway overpasses! They do call Austin the Hill Country for a reason. :-)

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 09:13 am:

I wouldn't call it grumbling. I was mearly making an observation on daily life in Houston, which yesterday in the rain looked like the bumper cars at a carnival on a grand scale ;-)

Well, if walking the cliff builds a big appetite, all the more reason to visit The Hut afterwards to eliminate the growlies....

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 09:28 am:

I have to concede there are some nice hills in Texas's Hill Country. Sorta reminded me a Very Little to southwestern Wis. But nothing quite as nice.And the drive in south Texas heading west towards Rockport is so flat one almost expects to actually see the huge ocean going ships glide across the land itself!Give me the Midwest any day!

By Daveofmohawk (Daveofmohawk) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 10:13 am:

There is a road from the Cliff Drive road that goes to the top of the bluff and lookout area; easily accessable by snowmobile. Snowshoes are great for someone in top physical condition but that sure doesn't include some of us older folks.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 11:14 am:

Snowshoes are another winter sport I don't have the coordination for. I will take walks on trails instead.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 11:23 am:

Anyone who want's Hill's is welcome to come here to east TN.We don't wear shoes much or see snow often so bring them both! I realy miss that Grunch under my feet,when all else is quiet..and if there are 3 of you - you can put it to Music- and follow along in someone else's Footsteps.

It is cold enough here to snow. Because it is doing so now!

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 11:58 am:

Dave, I was looking for another picture of you today. Wish I could figure out how to send pictures have a scanner but it says it can't be used or some other type of message. Today I wish I would have had the snowblower fixed, enough snow to use it.

By Gonna be a Yooper (Joanie) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 01:46 pm:

David, you should know all about big hills, those Smoky Mountains are just beautiful!! Are you serious about the snow?

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 02:37 pm:

I've been out to hill country several times doing geologic work; it is a beautiful area of Texas, no doubt. I would love to live out that way, only problem is the commute!! :P

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 04:43 pm:

So many Quiet Walkway's --> and sign's pointing you to them.Oh what hill view's you will see! The best you can see without any Lg.Body of water in them.
I was serious when it was Snowing at the time of my last post.It did not last long,little white BB size ball's of snow,stuck to somethings better then others making patches on top of the green,while the yellow comes and goes as it please.And then someone or even yourself makes a Grunch by chomping on Hardtac.

See ya on the other page..Later ?

By k j (Kathiscc) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 06:14 pm:

Mikie- What's the error message exactly? Is the software installed? Isn't there any way to detect the scanner? You may have to remove the whole thing and then reinstall it. If you need help, let me know.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 06:18 pm:

Thanks Kj I will work on it later and send the message to you. it worked on the old computer but then new Dell wont accept it.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 06:38 pm:

Heikki: we blow with or without snow. The AFB is closed, but still used by the state. I think we got all the snow and ice y'all didn't get!

By Heikki (Heikki) on Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 07:37 pm:

Margaret, Amarillo TX:
Y'all are welcome to it. My sis in Abilene, TX, got some of it, too.

By Stewart Keskitalo (Skeskitalo) on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 02:16 pm:

I remember as a 4h clubmember in Point Mills getting instructions on how to make your own snowshoe and then making your own snowshoe. That was in the Quonsit hut building in Point Mills with Dorothy Binoniemi as the club leader and Ray Salmi as the instructor. I may be wrong on his name but it was an experience, to say the least.

Stew Keskitalo

By Yooper at Heart (Missy) on Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 10:30 am:

I love this picture. One of my favorite things to do in winter is snowshoeing. I will be doing it very soon in the Keweenaw.... I wonder which trail he took to get to the top of the Cliffs.

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