Friday, November 20, 2009

The Famous Keweenaw Mountain Lodge

Built during the Depression by the CCC workers this Lodge is a classic. White pine logs and a big stone fireplace. This is the place for brunch or a nice evening dinner. It looks like it was built yesterday. Maintained by Keweenaw County for the good of all. I would say it's one of the most impressive Lodges in the Midwest. You can feel the history in the Copper Country. It oozes it everywhere you go. You can picture the CCC boys clearing logs for the Lodge from the mountainside that is today's nine hole golf course. Mountain bike and XC Ski trails surround the Lodge which is open year around. Fantastic place!

Friday, November 13, 2009

It's coming

What is coming? Winter! These pictures just completely say the change of weather is in the very near future. The stark birch trees and grey water. While fall is my favorite time of year with the color I was surprised how much I enjoyed the white leafless birch trees and grey background.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Late Fall on the North Shore

The great November weather allowed for a wonderful day to run up the shore to Gooseberry Falls State Park to see the falls. The rain in October made for more water and some nice waterfall viewing. The stark leafless birch trees allowed a view of the Gooseberry River as it empties into Lake Superior. The tourists are gone so there were very few people around.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Lutsen Resort 1950's

Back in the 1950's during the winter at Lutsen Resort you could swim after skiing.Their outdoor pool was covered with a big bubble. This picture was featured in the Grand Marias Cook County paper last week. It's from the State Historical Society of Minnesota. You have to enjoy these pictures from the past. Wonderful history is found on the North Shore.