Feb 11-17

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2017: February: Feb 11-17
Snowy Traverse road    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Barb Bouwkamp
Snowshoeing into the camp    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Barb Bouwkamp
Barb's tracks walking in    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Barb Bouwkamp
Snow-covered gate post    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Barb Bouwkamp
Cotton tree    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Barb Bouwkamp
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 10:11 am:

When you have a camp on Lake Superior, you have to go there periodically during the winter months to check on things and make sure everything is holding up well with all the cold and snow here in the Keweenaw. That's just what Barb Bouwkamp and her husband, Tom did recently. Tom snowshoed in from the Big Traverse road where they parked, while Barb took the neighbor's driveway as her route and just walked it in her boots. She's since decided she needs warmer boots, as her feet began to freeze.

The driveway in to the camp is almost nonexistent this time of year, but the peek at the Big Lake in the distance, along with all the other snow-capped things along the way, make the trek and frozen toes worth the trip!

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 10:15 am:

Great February jaunt ~ we always liked to check things out this time of the year too. Sometimes the snow wouldn't allow us to get close enough to hike in tho! Hope all was in order!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 10:59 am:

Love it...that'll keep ya in shape!

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 02:48 pm:

Cotton tree!


"Cotton tree very pretty and the cotton flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor cotton is impossible to eat."

With apologies to Will Holt (writer); Peter, Paul and Mary; Chad and Jeremy; The Seekers, (video, click →) The Kingston Trio; Bob Marley and the Wailers and Trini Lopez!
( memories of their college tour, Michigan Tech, circa 1958-1959)
Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 03:41 pm:

I think these snow pictures are beautiful! Here in
eastern Iowa Bob is out riding his H.D. Low

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 09:28 pm:

Absolutely Beautiful!! As I have said before, I would love to see this property. What a great place you have Barb & Tom, thanks for taking us along for the trek!!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 07:29 am:

Lovely, especially the "cotton" tree.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 10:46 am:

I love all of these, but especially the tree.
That's such a beautiful picture of the "cotton
balls" on the tree. Thanks for sharing your trip.
I envy you having a camp out there.

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