Crossing the Portage River and Houghton/Hancock Michigan into the Keweenaw you know your entering snow country because there is a huge gauge showing you the record snowfalls. The amounts are staggering to think about. Sure it doesn't come all at once but it's still the record of 1978-79 of 390 inches that makes you think. Don't people get sick of shoveling? Do they just hibernate and wait until spring? Does everybody have to own a 4WD truck? Just going to get groceries is a adventure when your living deep in Keweenaw Country.