Tuesday, February 19, 2019

UP200 Dog Sled Race

This past weekend the UP200 dog sled race took place.  The snow was so deep that it took the teams much longer to get to Grand Marais (half way point of the race, which started in Marquette).  Some years the teams arrive early in the morning.  This year, the first team did not arrive until just before dark (around 5:30 PM).  I took some photos earlier in the day, and then went back to get pictures of the first teams arriving.



Raffle and silent auction...


Women's Club lunch fundraiser...


Methodist Church fundraiser...





Race officials answering questions....



UP200 fundraiser...



Notice the 8 foot tall snow bank....


First dog sled team arriving....








Second dog sled team arriving....





Because the race was running long, and the deep snow was hard on the dogs, race officials shortened the race.  Rather than return to Marquette, they stopped the race in Wetmore.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Grand Marais Winter Scenes

I must admit this blog is farther down my priority list than it used to be.  I will continue to post once in a while, but I'll probably do so once every week or two.  There is just too many other things to do.

When I do post, I'll include photos from that previous interval of time.

More Grand Marais winter scenes....the snow is piling up!




The ice storm a week ago coated everything....











Ice fishing in Grand Marais is in full swing.


Inner Harbor lighthouse....



Lonesome Point, or what is left of it.



Friday, February 1, 2019

Winter Scenes in Grand Marais

The other day, despite the cold with wind chills more than 30 below, I just had to see what the beach looks like.  This is the first time going down to see the beach since I've been home from my travels.  I did not stay out long -- it was cold!


As I looked west, it was obvious there was snow coming our way.  Sure enough, by the time I drove home it was a complete white out.  Then, it didn't stop snowing for at least two days.



Last night I went over to my friend's house to play cribbage.  I took a couple of photos to document the snow.



It was twelve below this morning, but the sun is out.  Temperatures are supposed to rise into the teens for the first time in more than a week.  I'll take the opportunity to roof rake.  As you can see below, the view out my window is obstructed by the snow piling up on the ground and on my roof.  The bottom of the window is at least seven feet off the ground.



Monday, January 28, 2019

Cold and snowy Grand Marais

When I woke up this morning and looked at the thermometer outside, I was surprised that it is -18 degrees!  I believe that is the coldest it has been in Grand Marais for nearly twenty years!

We have had around 15 inches of snow over the past few days.  Here are a few photos....

We have had a lot of white out conditions....



Snow depth in my driveway after a day of continuous snow....



South side of my wood shed...


Another white out...


My new snowplow service has a Yooper snow blower!