On Sunday I went to Bare Bluff for my first time. Yeah, my first time since I have live here. Slightly pathetic, but instead of waiting for someone to take me there, I used the MNA's Walking Paths and Protected Areas of the Keweenaw book to get there myself. And I don't recommend this hike alone.
I heard a lot about how rugged this pathway is. I thought they were bluffing (pardon the pun) because some people just aren't in that great of shape. I'm no iron man, but this hike challenged me as well. I even lost the path at one point because I was trying to shoot some video. Oops!
Enough blabber. Here are some photos for you.
Note the bottom right warning!
First clearing view: looking toward Keweenaw Point
Next view a few yards later
Looking up the bluff from below
And another rock cliff when I was "lost"
It was pretty spectacular. I wouldn't recommend hoofing it during blackfly season, though. Sweat dripped inside my bugnet, but at least I had one on! Clinging on for life down some of those steep sections was not fast enough to outrun them.
So at least I got out for a little adventure on my day off.
Finnfest 2013 is coming up June 18th through the 22nd. Whether you are Finnish or not, there will be lots of activities, fire, fun and food up here! More info at their website.
Judging by the flowers on the trees and bushes, I think we are going to have an incredible fruit year. I don't want to jinx it, but the cherries, apples, blueberries and serviceberries have so many blossoms that the roadsides look like they have white trees!
And more and more wildflowers are popping out -- I see a new species nearly everyday.
Except for the incessant biting bugs, the outdoors has been pretty spectacular. Perhaps it's actually starting to warm up???
If you read this on a mobile device, you may not realize that I have posted a poll. I am wondering if you would like to read tweets about my "Little Slice" on twitter. So far most people who voted don't use twitter. Neither do I, but I thought I'd ask. Please vote, so I get an accurate depiction of your desires.
Have a wonderful day!