We’ve rounded the bend and are into the second half of winter. Temperatures are moderating. Daily highs in the teens and twenties will become more common. We are also seeing more of our old pal the sun, which is well into its march toward the spring equinox. Unfortunately, many among us have allowed persistent wind … More A Prescription for Winter Malaise
This weekend I just returned from my annual trip with friends spent in a backcountry cabin. Previously we’d ski in 6 miles through the backcountry to a secret abandoned shack up in border country, but recently we’ve gotten more posh. This year we rented a remote cabin in the Porcupine Mountains in the U.P. of … More Fabulous Porcupine Mountains!
The jaws of hunger threatened to tear apart our household as my wife opened the office door and said, “Honey, we have nothing for breakfast unless there’s an egg in the chicken coop. We only need one egg.” Having just been outside an hour earlier, I knew our young hens hadn’t bequeathed a single egg … More A Snow Surplus Can Pay Big Dividends
They must be having a war daddy! So my son surmised at the site of nine ships jockeying for position on Lake Superior today. Indeed, they cast the appearance of a mighty armada preparing to bombard the Duluth harbor. These were lakers at about a thousand feet a piece, so that’s nearly two miles of … More From Battleships to Burgers
Today is officially the first day of spring in Duluth. Yesterday I skied one last 10k loop at Korkki Nordic, and though the pack was deep, the 42 degree temperature made for a very soft trail. With warm temps through the weekend this is it. Today I hung the skis up in the rafters of … More The Bear, Melting Snow, and Unshackled Legs Agree. Today Was the First Day of Spring.
Perhaps I’m still beating the same drum, but with just another 4 days of cross-country skiing left we’re going to make the most out of each one. We’ll be gone over Easter, and the forecasts show that March should go out like a lamb. It really feels like a celebration of the best March for … More Skiing, Friends, and Lake Superior. It doesn’t get any better.
Another 6 inches of snow today! Slow and steady is winning the race this March. My humble woodpile, which I realize is “cute” by any standard, is still lasting and comforting for me. To the left, is our chicken coop that will be full of chickens after the snow melts. I’m happy to wait. Part … More Winter Continues to Spring Forth