Wednesday, March 27, 2013

School Forest Snowshow

Yesterday friends, Jamey and Lois, and I went on our weekly trek.  Yesterday was sunny with temperatures in the mid to upper 30s with a slight wind.  It was a beautiful day to be outside.  You can see our route below.  We left a car near the protestant cemetery and began our trek at the start of the school forest.  We snowshoed to the bridge and headed down the road west to the old East Bay. 

The sky was a beautiful blue color.
When we finally broke through to the old East Bay, we could see the First Creek hill.
The shoreline beach looked more like a moon-scape.
We were not really sure where there was sand below our snowshoes, and where there was water.
We spotted a couple of geese who may be back in Grand Marais a bit early.
 When we arrived to the spot we thought we could cross the river to get back to the car we had parked -- we realized that the river was open and flowing.  It was at least two feet deep so we decided to keep walking along the bay to see if there was a safer place to cross.
I snapped this photo of the lighthouse at the end of the west breakwall.
The picture below looks tame, but it was actually a bit scary.  We crossed an ice bridge that was covered the fast flowing river.  We went across one at a time and just hoped that the ice would hold.  It did.
Here is the view from Jamey and Lois's deck.  It was good to finish another five hour trek.

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