Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday Hike

Went on my daily hike, this time from the Log Slide to Au Sable Lighthouse and back. Although it was 32 degrees out this morning, by the time we left at 10:30 it had warmed up to 40. Is it spring yet?

The scaffolding is down from the keeper's house and everything looks quite spiffed up. I am impressed with the work that is being down to restore the lighthouse compound. It was also interesting that a new national park electric car was parked in the garage, and plugged in. The car must be for the employees who live there in the summer and operate the gift shop, and also run the tour. The rest of us have to walk either 2 miles from the Log Slide, or 1.5 miles from Hurricane River.

I spent 15 hours over the last couple of days sorting through nearly 20 buckets of rocks that I bought at a garage sale. Approximately 85% is not salable and will go in my rock garden, but there were a few treasures. The best specimen is a 6 x 3 x 5 inch end of a dinosaur bone. There was also a lot of Montana moss agate, Mexican crazy lace agate, petrified wood, 3 arrow heads, and a red/orange/yellow moss agate -- probably from Mexico. Some of the newspapers wrapped around the more delicate specimens were from 1972. No wonder the rocks were filthy!

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