Michigan Trail Report


Keweenaw Peninsula Trail Report – 03/25

KEWEENAW PENINSULA UPDATE via Krupps Resort – Good morning Kruppers!

Well the trails are open for one more week but things are pretty much toast around here!

Reports from north of the bridge are saying Mohawk north is rideable!

But like I said yesterday ya better really love to ride!
We are heading off to into the bush to offtrail today but waiting for things to soften up!

Last night it was mid 20’s and it’s just 29 out now so it’s hard as a rock!

We will leave from hear and head towards Toivola! It’s enough snow in the woods here but driving north yesterday it looked much better in the woods!

I’ll try to share some pics from the day on this post so you folks can feel jealous! Ha ha

Have a great day and stay tuned…….

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Sunday September 23rd, 2018 - 6:20 pm

Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

Redwyn’s Dunes Nature Sanctuary

This breathtaking sanctuary encompasses over 36 acres on Keweenaw County's Great Sand Bay. These dunes were named for a character in William Jay Skora’s novel, “The Lost History of Redwyn.” Skora wrote the novel among the dunes after he was inspired by their beauty.

William & Debra Skora made numerous gifts of property to the Michigan Nature Association. Part of the sanctuary is dedicated in memory of William Skora’s grandfather and great aunt, Bertrand Balkema and Mame Swykert.
Balkema was the Upper Peninsula's Chief Engineer for the WPA during the Great Depression and fostered WPA projects such as Brockway Mountain Drive.
Mame Swykert was a pioneering woman who built the first holiday cabins in Copper Harbor, organized construction of Our Lady of the Pines Church, taught school, and worked to help alleviate the hardships that mine closures and the Great Depression brought to the Copper Country.

The back dunes are populated with juniper clones and wind-contorted pines, oak, and aspen. This area is also popular for migrating waterfowl, beavers, and other wildlife.

The trail is great for hiking, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing. It winds around ponds and down to Superior's shoreline. Enjoy the picturesque views
of the Keweenaw wilderness & Lake Superior.

www.keweenaw.info/member-detail/redwyns-dunes-nature-sanctuary/

Reference: MNA, Pure Michigan
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Redwyn’s Dunes Nature Sanctuary

This breathtaking sanctuary encompasses over 36 acres on Keweenaw Countys Great Sand Bay. These dunes were named for a character in William Jay Skora’s novel, “The Lost History of Redwyn.” Skora wrote the novel among the dunes after he was inspired by their beauty. 

William & Debra Skora made numerous gifts of property to the Michigan Nature Association. Part of the sanctuary is dedicated in memory of William Skora’s grandfather and great aunt, Bertrand Balkema and Mame Swykert.
Balkema was the Upper Peninsulas Chief Engineer for the WPA during the Great Depression and fostered WPA projects such as Brockway Mountain Drive.
Mame Swykert was a pioneering woman who built the first holiday cabins in Copper Harbor, organized construction of Our Lady of the Pines Church, taught school, and worked to help alleviate the hardships that mine closures and the Great Depression brought to the  Copper Country.

The back dunes are populated with juniper clones and wind-contorted pines, oak, and aspen. This area is also popular for migrating waterfowl, beavers, and other wildlife.

The trail is great for hiking, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing. It winds around ponds and down to Superiors shoreline. Enjoy the picturesque views
of the Keweenaw wilderness & Lake Superior.

https://www.keweenaw.info/member-detail/redwyns-dunes-nature-sanctuary/

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Sunday September 23rd, 2018 - 9:25 am

Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

Time Traveling to 1914...

On this day, 104 years ago, many people were gathered outside Matt Haug's jewelry shop in downtown Houghton. What was the attraction? A trophy designed in Connecticut made out of solid silver with an ebony base, at a height of 31-inches; an ornate wraparound design of snowflakes & pinecones; on it's face a hockey player in action. This trophy was custom made for James MacNaughton, Superintendent of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Co at a cost of $2,000 (equiv to around $50,000 today).The MacNaughton Cup is awarded annually to the season conference champion of the WCHA.

Matt Haug's jewelry shop was built in 1885 and was in business for over 100 years. It was located at 318 Shelden Avenue.

What else was going on 100+ years ago in the Copper Country? People were getting excited for the Copper Country Fair; many were making plans to go to At the Bijou in Baraga to see a mummy wake up from a 3,000 year sleep; and a PSA was put out for people to fumigate their homes with formaldehyde and sulfur due to a case of "infantile paralysis" and notice of a diptheria outbreak in a nearby community.

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Never knew Baraga had a theater. I know L’Anse did.

Saturday September 22nd, 2018 - 9:15 pm

Krupps Resort

Some more pics from the Superior Snowmobile Club brushing of the snowmobile trails for the 2018 session!
We are ready for the snow!☃️☃️☃️❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️☃️❄️
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Saturday September 22nd, 2018 - 8:46 pm

Krupps Resort

Thank you all who helped the last 2 days with the trail clean up! Also those who brought some food for the Friday lunch & tonight's dinner! Had almost 60 volunteers this year!! 1st year for me but others over 10 yrs of helping awesome! See you all next year!! If you took any pictures please share them -Thanks ❄☃️ ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you to everyone involved and taking care of us all!!So happy we could get up here this year to help! What a terrific group of people!!!

Thank you to all who volunteer to help our sport!

Thank you all!!!

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