Saturday, December 19, 2015

Donna Nickel's December Activity

I found myself lamenting yesterday (12/16) that it was not likely we would be snowshoeing on Teal Lake any time soon - if at all this winter. And then I got an idea . . . . -Donna Nickel

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ice Caves Pictures from Donna Nickel

We went to the ice caves at Lake Superior on March 2. As amazing as the ice formations on the cliffs was the ice we walked upon. You could easily see to the bottom of the lake, as the ice was so clear. There were bubbles frozen into place, and cracks of all sorts. It was a treacherous walk, but indescribably beautiful. We spoke with a ranger who told us that this phenomenon has not occurred for “many many years."

Included are photos I took by aiming my camera toward the lake bottom.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New Species Found Near the Quiet Lakes: latin name is Kaynineis Platypusis

Appears to be a cross between a snow dog and a platypus..............only comes out during heavy snows, which we're getting today.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Blow the Man Down"

As I was snow shoeing across McNaught Island today, I was singing my usual refrain.....

All of a sudden I reach the south rim of the island, and at the top of a 50 foot precipice is the base of a mighty oak that has been blown down.   This picture is from the base where it has landed horizontally on a mighty pine.................Way, hey, blow the man down.............
Note that the above picture does not do justice to the vertical steepness of the hill.......Way, hey, blow the man down.............
I then went half way down the hill and took this looking up:
Well, it's time to head back.......