Feb 28-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: February: Feb 28-04
Warming up in the snow    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Roger Kangas

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Toivo from Toivola on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 08:24 am:

What a great way to spend a winter day in the Keweenaw -- skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling into the bush and making a campfire. Looks like Roger Kangas was able to get in on the fun with this group. Makes me think about grabbing the fixin's for S'mores, makin' some hot chocolate, and strappin' on the snowshoes for a trek in the bush and a campfire of my own. I think I'll take along a pair of those goggles, like the kid on the right, in case the smoke gets in my eyes!

By dn, nc on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 08:29 am:

Boy Scouts?

By T.C. Mi. on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 08:38 am:

Good idea burning the snow, but what do you do with all the ashes ?

By David on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 08:58 am:

This is a fun picture. Reminds me of my Boy Scout days and winter camping in Oscoda State park. After 30+ years living here in Brazil, I've lost some of the courage I had back then to survival camp in the winter. Now it's just nice to look at the pictures on this web site and dream!

By DJ, Il. on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 10:47 am:

That's one big marshmallow on that stick!

By cg, MI on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 11:05 am:

Hmmmmmmmm, could that be a snow ball marshmallow? Something new? Cute picture.

By Yooper at Heart on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 12:15 pm:

Brings back fond Copper Country memories of us kids putting on the snowshoes, trekking through the snow back into the woods on a nice snowy, sunny day, making a small bonfire like that, and toasting marshmallows. It was such a delight to enjoy the beautiful country we lived in. I guess we didn't realize we had it so good. It's nice to know there are still kids in this day and age who know how to make their own good, clean fun! Unfortuntely, that is getting rarer all the time. In the picture they look so happy and sweet with their smiles and rosy cheeks! How precious!

By Missin the UP from NJ on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 01:53 pm:

Just looked back over the week and I have to compliment! A week of especially great shots of life in the UP.

Hey does the kid 2nd from the left know not to eat yellow snow? Haha! Those young guys are making great memories... maybe they'll be posting this "remember when" on Pasty.com in about 10 years!

By DH, Temecula, CA on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 02:11 pm:

Wow! Did this many times in my Copper Country youth days. One thing I remember is how cold smokey you were once you put the fire out.


By johan netherlands on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 04:18 pm:

very cool

johan from holland

By mom on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 05:15 pm:

This was our annual fire in Grandpa's pines. The boys wore their ski goggles in the sled behind the snowmobile, but i guess they served a dual purpose keeping smoke out of the eyes! We had a thermos filled with hot chocolate, a bag of cookies, but no marshmallows! (I think they had just as much fun roasting snowmallows - they even turn brown)

By John M. on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 09:46 pm:

Yooper Scouts!!!

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 10:06 pm:

Reminds me of when I used to cut the cedar at Bete Gris with my step-dad. We'd have a fire like this to warm up the sandwiches and keep the saw warm, and the smoke would always find you, no matter which side of it you went to. One time the snow melted away from under the old McCulloch and we got to go home early that day, after we put out the saw. It had rolled on top of the fire. :>)
Sure are some neat kids! They will have some great memories. Thanks, Roger.

By Ken from da UP on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 10:10 pm:

Hei, T.C. MI, the snow UP here burns so clean that the ashes go up with the smoke.

By CK in Chassell on Saturday, February 28, 2004 - 11:25 pm:

So few posts today! I guess everyone has been out enjoying the nice weather up here and elsewhere.

Great picture! Like David and others said, this reminds me of my Boy Scout days. I was in Troop 309 out of Marquette. All the scouts in the UP used to have a Winter Jamboree, and one of the timed events was to see how fast a team of scouts could build a fire in the snow and turn a bucket of snow into boiling water. I have some great memories of those days, and this picture helped bring back the good 'ole days.

By Jim, Twin Cities on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 02:50 am:

I've just come in from about 2 1/2 hours of sitting in the snow (on a dry chair), watching the fire dance over all the logs burning in my fire ring in the back yard. The temperature is 35 degrees. I had been thinking that this wuld be a nice thing to do before the snow left Apple Valley but I hadn't done anything about it until today's photo. I don't know why I hadn't. I do this in the fall at 35 degrees. It was very enjoyable. Thanks for the push.

By whodathunkit on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 09:52 am:

(Sun. Feb. 29th) Hope many can catch the segment on the Nimrods of Watersmeet on CBS Sunday Morning before 10:30 this AM. (I don't even know who the Nimrods are, but I'm interested)

By Al, SoCal on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 01:05 pm:

Remember doing that same thing each winter; go into the cedars of a swamp(no wind)and roast hotdogs over the open fire.

By Phyllis, Texas on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 04:08 pm:

My husband turns 10 years old today (40yrs.old)He was born on leap year. I surprised him with a surprise birthday party last night. He was surprised!

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