Feb 03-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: February: Feb 03-12
Skiing the trails    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Henry Sakari
Along the creek    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Henry Sakari
Flowing water    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Henry Sakari
Snowy mounds    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Henry Sakari

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 07:36 am:

The Maasto Hiito ski trail & Churning Rapids ski trail in Hancock, give the cross country skier 25 kilometers of groomed trails. Henry Sakari was skiing there recently and shared today's photos from the adventure. His day on the trails was right after one of the big snowfalls we had, so there was still plenty of puffy snow in the trees and covering the landscape. Kind of looks like the creeks are filled with marshmallows that are floating along their way.

We've been having a different sort of winter this year and these photos are a prime example of that. They were taken just a little over a week ago and while we still have plenty of snow on the ground, the temperatures this past week have been in the upper 30's, so the snow in the trees and over the rocks, has most likely melted away, but I'm guessing the trails are still in good condition, since there's a good base of snow from the last couple storms we had here UP North. So grab your skis and head out on the trails!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 07:52 am:

Nice outing!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 07:57 am:

More great winter photos!

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 08:09 am:

I'd like nothing better than to hit the skii trails; I just wish I wasn't hundreds of miles away from good skiing. I look at these posts and at my interactive snow cover map from NOAA for a mental vacation.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 09:42 am:

I heard that parts of Colorado are getting dumped on today, hope those of you who live out there are enjoying it. Supposed to be blizzard conditions. Love the photos but not the cold!brrr

By Theresa Barnes (Flash) on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 11:49 am:

Shirley, Well, I woke this morning expecting to see
snow. Nothing at all. We live on the otherside of
the Mt from Denver. It was cold here tho. Being a
former "Yooper" I miss snow sometimes. Our weather
comes mostly from Salt Lake City, Utah It has been a
very strange winter across the US. Theresa.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 12:01 pm:

Theresa, I just checked the different webcams around your state and west of the Rockies is mostly clear, but east, ohmigosh!

By Marcia H. (Livinindenver) on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 12:17 pm:

We're getting dumped on out here in Denver, Colorado! I wish I had a Yooper Scooper today:)

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 12:31 pm:

Sounds like one of those infamous "Front Range" storms that banks up against the east side of the Rockies and dumps copious amounts of snow along I-25 and points east.

By David C Cloutier (Dccloutier) on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 02:38 pm:

Yep, we are finally getting a much appreciated blast of winter. I have been riding my motorcycle to work most of January which is a real treat, but we need all the moisture we can get, so I am loving this snow. Some places along the foothills are supposed to get more than 3 feet. Wahoo!!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 02:42 pm:

Yes, VERY beautiful.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 02:53 pm:

We came through one of types, Capt., only in reverse, so I guess that would be a Back Range storm. Snowing on us like crazy, especially around Vail, then when we passed through the Tunnel and headed down into Denver, the sun was shining and it was warm and clear all the way east. I think that was April 1986.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 03:05 pm:

These are beautiful photos today. I especially like the second one, with some green in the picture. Thank you, Henry Sakari and Mary.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 03:50 pm:

I wrote the following about a year ago:
I saw the Hungarian Falls once during the winter covered like todays pictures.
In 1948 as a member of the "busy needles" 4-H club in Hubbell we were hopped up for a trip to another club up near Oneco. Little did we know that we were going to walk there in the middle of winter. As we set out to join the other group we headed up to the railroad 3rd track and walked out to the hill that goes up along side of the Hungarian Falls. Most of the trip was with snow up to our rear ends and must have taken the 12 of us hours as we walked along the trail and up past the falls to the Kempinnen, sp. farm where we had a small meeting and then proceeded to play basketball out in the barn with near freezing temperatures. We all hated the thought of the downhill return trip home and were saved of that trek when the horses and buggy were pulled out and transported us back to our warm homes. Quite different than todays kids with the cell phones, i-pods, i-phones, i-pads, computers all tucked away in their cozy rooms.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 09:34 pm:

Eddyfitz, I appreciate your sentiments, thanks for sharing that. Thank God for horses and buggies, eh?:)

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