Jan 02-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: January: Jan 02-02
Skiers view of the Porkies    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Dan Urbanski

Dan Urbanski at the Porcupine Mtns on Wednesday, January 2, 2002 - 08:39 am:

This is the scenic grandeur of the Lake Of The Clouds Escarpment, as seen from the western shoulder of the Porkies Ski Area. Below are partners Sara and Jim displaying exuberance over such a fine view. Fellow explorer Cosmo the Dog had to stay home because he wouldn't take the chairlift to the top of the hill. Poor guy, he missed out on the wild ski down the slope through the trees. I'm still catching my breath over that ride.

Happy New Year,


By RCW $ BAY on Wednesday, January 2, 2002 - 07:19 pm:

Another Awesome

By Marc, Houghton on Thursday, January 3, 2002 - 04:33 pm:

Just spent the day at the Porkies. Took my wife and kids skiing but I spent the day in the chalet entertaining the baby and missed all the scenery. Thanks for showing me some of what I missed!!

By Curt B arizona on Thursday, January 3, 2002 - 06:47 pm:

It's another WOW pic! shows that you should always have your camera ready.
here in the desert its pretty brown right now...thanks for the green and white shots

By Mark Koski on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 - 08:18 pm:

Yesss! I agree with the other comments here.
This reminds me of my very first downhill skiing adventure which was at the Porkies back in the snowy 80's with 2 friends who were far more experienced skiers than I. We were headed up the chair lift when I told one of my pals that it was my first time on downhill skis. Of course they didn't believe me since I'd gone to Da'Tech in Houghton for 5 years, eh!
But it was true. My experiences on skis were limited to the skinny kind. We skied the 2 intermediate trails first and I couldn't believe how much control I had with those 165cm skis as compared to my usual X-country pair (with no metal edges) that were 220 cm long! Before long I was going down the black diamond runs at some crazy breakneck speeds! I think I only fell once, on a wicked mogully run that was so steep you couldn't really take time to enjoy the views. Sure beats the heck out of skiing down here where the trolls live in SE Michigan.
I'm inspired to make that trip to the Porkies again this winter.

By justin houghton on Monday, January 21, 2002 - 05:40 pm:

nice picture i love skiing the porkies

By Janelle, Port St.Lucie, Florida on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 - 06:17 pm:

I live in Florida now, but I grew up skiing the Porkies every winter for as long as I can remember. I sure do miss the beautiful scenery; fresh fallen snow hanging in the trees...nothing beats it!

By Jill Kline Grand Rapids, MI on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 07:23 pm:


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