Apr 16-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: April: Apr 16-10
School Forest map    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Ashlee Harvey
Water puddles ahead    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Ashlee Harvey
A hiking we will go...    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Ashlee Harvey
Tree identification    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Ashlee Harvey

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 07:09 am:

What to do in the Keweenaw when it's too cool for a trip to the beach and there's no snow left to play in? Do what Ashlee Harvey and her family did recently, they headed out to the Lake Linden-Hubbell School Forest to do some hiking on the marked trails. From the looks of her second photo, there were quite a few wet areas to traverse, but the Nathan didn't seem to mind. Check out Isaiah's pants in the third photo, I guess he didn't mind getting a little wet, either. :->

All the trails are actually marked for cross country skiing in the winter months, but you can hike along them any time of year and check out the various types of trees that have been labeled. Get out and enjoy the outdoors, listen to the birds, enjoy the fresh air and do it now, before the bug season arrives!

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 07:14 am:

Mary Great News
Wow, yesterday's voting hit an all time high - they went up .06% and we went up .17%. .05 between us and only three days left to vote!
CCHS Vote as of 4-16-2010

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 07:19 am:

That lad in the second photo is just daring you to come closer - so he can jump into the puddle and splash you - don't be fooled by the innocent smile, they practice it in front of mirrors while we sleep!

By Donna (Donna) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 07:43 am:


This is beyond awesome! GREAT JOB everyone!

Tails are wagging...there's tons of purring going on!!! Thank you sooooooooo much!!!

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 07:53 am:

I remember planting trees out there with my class mates back in '58. Anyone else remember doing that? We worked in teams of two. One on a shovel to create an opening in the ground and the other to drop the young tree in this slot. We were lined up at one of of a field and told to spread out equal distance apart and plant in a straight line by aiming at a point at the other end of the field. Well that was fine except some of us aimed at the same point. There were a couple teams that even crossed paths aiming at their chosen points. Was a lot of fun, especially being that we got out of classes that day.

By Richard J. (Dick_fl) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 07:57 am:

I got my votes in already. 4 computers/browsers = 4 votes.

By Deb L. (Lakegirl) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 08:29 am:

VOTED, Go Team Pasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 08:43 am:

Can anyone tell me where these other two rescue groups are from? My lonely little vote is faithfully made each day...after I finally figured out how to do it. (I'm so slow figureing computer stuff...fuddy duddy old woman :O>)

By Joy Brewer (Joy) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 08:54 am:

Question for the Lake Linden folks-where is this forest located at? I am sorry to say that I in all the years that I lived in the Keweenaw Peninsula I have never visited this area. I will like to add this to my list of places to visit when I go home next time. Have a wonderful day everyone.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 08:55 am:

People who have school forests in their school districts are so lucky. Wish we had something in our area when my kids were growing up. Although these days there are some programs relating to the Mississippi River and the wildlife management along the our awesome river. Took a detour thru a nearby campgrounds and park yesterday on the way home from shopping Clinton Iowa. Watched a fascinating flock of white pelicans and a turle crossing the road made our day.

By CAL, Oshkosh WI (Cal) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 08:59 am:

I gave up voting for my own animal shelter - where I got my precious Emily - when I realized how close CCHS is to winning the big prize. Now you get my vote every day!

Denison City Pound is in Iowa
Best Friends Animal Society is in Knab UT

By CAL, Oshkosh WI (Cal) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 09:01 am:

Sorry, that's Kanab UT

By richard simpson (Wanderer) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 09:59 am:

Great job guys from the Texas CCHS support group. We need to stay on top. Maybe someone that can use the many computers at Michigan Tech could vote too. Please, let's keep up the momentum over the weekend.

By Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 10:44 am:

I also stopped voting for my animal shelter in troll land when it wasn't appearing anywhere on the list & started voting for CCHS - hope you win!

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 10:55 am:

I just voted and checked the scores. We are #1. Let's keep voting and voting so we win!

By Uncle Chuck at Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 11:03 am:


By Mike Posh (Mikeposh) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 11:03 am:

26 votes from our office computers
4 votes from my home computers
plus all my employees have been voting from home on their computers (at least 26 more). And we are in Bowling Green, Ohio over 10 hours away. Our shelter was not even close so we switched a month ago to help the CCHS in my soon to be adopted home WIN BIG!

By Stephanie (Stefani13) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 11:32 am:

DIRECTIONS TO THE SCHOOL FOREST: As you travel along Hwy M-26 through Lake Linden, make a right turn on 9th Street (Bootjack Road). Drive approximately 5 miles until you see the signs for the SCHOOL FOREST. Turn left and go straight up to the top of the hill. The road will lead you right to the School Forest main gate.


By Chuck K (Chuckclarkston) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 11:36 am:

I usually get four votes in a day from home and work. Yesterday I logged onto 30 different computers at work and voted.

By Steve Haagen (Radsrh) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 11:49 am:

Rowdy have you been back to the forest since then? I would think it would be kinda fun if you could find the field you planted and see how big the trees are, and how straight the rows are ;)

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 12:15 pm:

I went to Michigan State, and most of the trees, shrubs and flower beds on campus had signs indentifying them (excluding tracts of forest like Baker Woodlot). It's nice to know what you're looking at, though they are just as pretty when you don't know.

By Donna (Donna) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 12:37 pm:

WOW....all these wonderful votes from all these wonderful folks!

And there's votes coming from around the globe. Got friends in India and Japan voting too!

Magnificient! You all are Guardian Angels for all these little critters being rescued by CCHS!

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 01:13 pm:

I did copy and paste Simmons' (wanderer) note on the CC humane soc. to an IT person at MTU. Don't know whether that would be "legal" or not, but at least the person has the hint.
I had also notified my kinfolk all over the country.

By Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 01:14 pm:

Forgot to say earlier that I've got people at work voting, also. We'll all make this happen!!!!!

By Mike (Upboundeh) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 01:15 pm:

My vote is in go CCHS...There was a write up in the mining journal so hopefully that will give a lil extra push! Great pics...nothin better than a good hike.

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 01:22 pm:

"It would be against MTU policy to send a massmail to people you don't know. You can only write to people you know.

I will say that a lot of people at MTU are encouraging their co-workers to vote. No question the word is out on this."

This is the response I received from the IT person at MTU.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 02:08 pm:

CCHS is the headline article on the website of wluctv6's website today, and it was one of the top articles earlier this week, as well. I think the word is out, which is why we are getting so many votes now. :-)

By Gus LL (Gusll) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 05:43 pm:

Back in the 1950S' part of the Lake Linden Hubbel school forest was a farm owned by the Marcotte family. There was an old farmhouse there, near where the school has their new building. There was a cleared section, about 40 acres that was farmed for hay etc. The cleared land has been reforested and makes a wonderful educational area for the students.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 06:14 pm:

Glad that kid has on his boots in the first picture.

By ILMHitCC (Ilmhitcc) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 08:22 pm:

"Voters are limited to one per person per day,"

"The Animal Rescue Site reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any votes that appear to be (a) created by an automated system; or (b) fraudulent in any way."

Rules from the Animal Rescue Site. Please play fair.

By Donna (Donna) on Friday, April 16, 2010 - 08:37 pm:

Annie Olson had her horse ranch out near the school forest....She used to have horses in every horse show they had! Anyone remember her? I remember going out to her place with my Grandparents when I was a little kid..She was a gracious woman. I think she had a daughter named Laura?

By ILMHitCC (Ilmhitcc) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:03 pm:

I do remember Annie Olsen and her horses. I remember learning never to name a horse "Lucky". ;P She indeed was an amazing woman, and I was truly blessed as a kid to have the privelege of enjoying 4H club at her place. It was especially a treat for a 'town' kid, who wouldn't get to learn about and enjoy horses otherwise.

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:48 pm:

there is a great of wonderment in knowledge

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