Jan 15-15

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2015: January: Jan 15-15
On the trails    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Lisa Normand
Winter in the woods    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Lisa Normand
Cross Country skiing    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Lisa Normand

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:09 am:

Some folks think there's not much to do here in the Keweenaw when the snow is deep and the temperatures dip low, but that's just not true. Lisa Normand gives a good example of one of the cold weather activities we enjoy during the winter months.

These skiing pictures were taken at the Swedetown Trails in Calumet, where you can ski a variety of trails from easy to difficult and even a back country trail. It's a great way to get outdoors in the winter and enjoy the fresh air. Even when it's cold, you can still work up a sweat and get a good workout in, while enjoying the beauty you glide by.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:13 am:

beautiful.....wish I was up to that type of skiing

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:29 am:

Those photos are really pretty, Lisa, but I'd rather look out my windows and see the few patches of green grass still hanging around in my yard.;)

By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:29 am:

How fortunate to be a life time resident of the U.P.
There are so many scenic and beautiful areas that
surround us. I do miss Swedetown as I have not skied
there for many years. I must admit though if I lived
in Calumet that I would be on those trails daily. I
have a neighbor who moved to Houghton. They are
awesome outdoor folks. They now have the privilege of
taking their family there. Their comment to me was as
happy for them. Thanks Lisa for the nice photos.

By Jose (Jtraveler) on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 11:35 am:

I've always wanted to try cross-country skiing but instead got a NordicTrac ski machine which simulates cross-country skiing. I'll have to get out and try the real thing one of these days when it's not so dangerously cold outside. We had temps in the single digits the last few days, B-R-R-R-R!!! :)

Nice pictures!

By Just me (Jaby) on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:18 pm:

The photos are lovely and show one of the ways in
which we can get outside and embrace winter.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 02:41 pm:

Shirley, I have to disagree---at this time of year, I'm more than ready for skiable snow, not grass. I envy you Yoopers, those trails look great.

As Mary says, you can build up a lot of warmth doing it. I've gone out in single digit temps and just used a slightly warmer outfit than normal. I stayed in the woods and out of any open areas with strong winds, though.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 04:45 pm:

I understand, Kathyrn ~ I liked snow.....40 years ago.;>

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 07:05 pm:

I would trade my commute to work for UP snow anyday!!!

By Donna (Donna) on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 08:28 pm:


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 09:53 pm:

Looks like fun!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, January 16, 2015 - 04:19 am:

A scenic Winter scene for cross country skiing.

By lookielu (Eyeswideshut) on Friday, January 16, 2015 - 09:44 am:

I would gladly shovel snow again to live year around back in the yoop! (that's what kids and grandkids are for! lol)

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