Jan 01-18

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2018: January: Jan 01-18
2001: Porcupine Mtn. ski lift    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Dan Urbanski
2006: New Year's ski party memories    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from Melodie Hayes
2009: Breaking trail    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brita Haapala
Pure Michigan Cross Country Skiing    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, January 1, 2018 - 03:18 pm:

We begin a New Year with our usual look back into the archives. The theme for today is an easy one to figure out, it's all about skiing. Dan Urbanski took us to the Porcupine Mountains with a shot of the Ski Lift back in 2001. Here's what he had to say about this picture:

I was excited to give my new Olympus E-10 a whirl this weekend. It was a crystaline winter wonderland for skiers at the Porcupine Mountains, with rime ice on the trees at the top of the mountain. The ice needles were reportedly 1-1/2 inches long. I didn't get a picture of that because I don't have a lift ticket and had only enough energy to ascend half way up the hill. Next time I'll have to borrow one of the Park's snowmobiles, and frighten a few skiers with my lack of riding skill.
Then in 2006, Melodie Hayes shared a Shoebox Memory photo of her Dad and his Sunday School class from around 1941-1943. She said he taught the class at First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain for decades and each year he would have a ski party at their small cottage on Middle Lake in Spread Eagle, WI.

The last shot was snapped by Brita Haapala in 2009. She was out skiing with her son in what looks like some fluffy, new snow. Certainly looks like a peaceful scene to begin the New Year with.

Pure Michigan takes us on a virtual ski adventure UP North to wrap up our skiing theme today. If it ever warms UP here a bit, I might have to get out there and explore the trails myself.
Happy New Year!!

By
Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, January 1, 2018 - 03:21 pm:

If you could wait just a few minutes, I have to fix the page format here before posting begins.


By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, January 1, 2018 - 03:31 pm:

There... now it's ok to post in the New Year. Always some kind of complication as the calendar turns over.

Happy New Year from the Pasty Central family.


By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, January 1, 2018 - 03:57 pm:

Excellent pix, commentary and video...all fit for a "HAPPY NEW YEAR"!


By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Monday, January 1, 2018 - 10:32 pm:

When I was a young teenager I had a pair of home made Finnish skis like the young one 3rd from the left. They only had a leather strap to hold your foot on. I used to cut an inner tube to make a sort of 'binder' elastic that you put on your foot first and then stretched it from your heel
to under your toes in front of the leather strap. It would keep your feet in the straps pretty well.
It was sort of hard to make any short turns with them, but I had lots of fun with them.


By Richard J. (Dick_fl) on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 07:42 am:

I too had a pair of those long skis. My dad made them. I had lots of
fun in the winters with those skis. I never could get used to properly
fitted store bought skis. Those were the days! (Darn, now I got that
song stuck in my head). :-)


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