Monthly Archives: January 2012

More Snow, Please — We’ve Got Some SKIING To Do!

Racers competing in the 2011 North American Vasa By MIKE NORTON All right, enough with the on-again, off-again snow. I like sunshine as much as the next guy, but we’ve got to start holding on to this stuff — we’ve … Continue reading

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“Sherpa Mike” Meets a Snowy Owl

Beautiful but Deadly: A Snowy Owl at Old Mission Point By MIKE NORTON OK, the muscles are a little sore this morning. And I’m not sure if that’s from snowshoeing the Empire Bluff Trail on Friday afternoon with a five-year-old … Continue reading

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What a Weekend! A Day in the Kayak, a Day on the Skis!

Heading off toward Leffingwell Point on Saturday (Notice the ice forming on the water….) By MIKE NORTON After weeks of unseasonably warm and snow-free weather, Traverse City is finally getting some winter – and what a welcome surprise for those … Continue reading

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The Inconstant Snow… Heck, Maybe it’s Time for Some Chili and a Drink

Good old chickadee: A More Faithful Winter Friend than this Darn Snow! By MIKE NORTON My wife Karen and I are of two different minds when it comes to snow. She approaches the subject as a motorist; I approach it … Continue reading

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It’s 2012? Well, Let’s Go Out and Enjoy Some WINTER!

Silly hat, happy snowshoer — at the Pelizzari Natural Area. By MIKE NORTON Winter and I were not always friends. I grew up in the city, where this time of year meant dark gray skies, dirty gray slush, icy sidewalks … Continue reading

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