Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Great Wall

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So there we were, perched atop a high wall overlooking the forest floor a good dozen feel below us. Considering the coal conveyor led us to this unusual spot we assumed that below us we would find the mill’s boiler house. As to how we were to get down there, …

In the Trenches

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By the time the mines of the southern range had come to fruition the convenience of utilizing neighboring Portage Lake for the complimenting mills had become unattainable, thanks to the government’s concern about the navigability of the Portage Canal. Thus the mines of the south were forced to search elsewhere …

When Trestles Collide

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Having found ourselves the remains of a rather expansive rail bridge in the middle of the woods, we looked for the next logical piece of the puzzle: the rail line itself. Following along with the towering concrete pedestals above our heads, we moved southward and found ourselves scaling a rather …

A Walk Among Giants

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The pine forests of the Keweenaw’s northern extremities fade away as you head southward, slowly transforming into the broad leafed hardwoods that blanket most of the southern range. This has always been my favorite type of forest, with its high broad canopy creating a sort of fairytale cathedral all about …