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Snow shoeing near De Tour Village.
« on: January 24, 2014, 07:51:28 PM »
Yesterday I tried to hike into my U.P. property but failed due to the snow being so deep. Today I went in with snowshoes and got my game camera that had been out since the last day of November. I took a couple videos and selected some notable photos from the over 380 photos on the camera.



 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2014, 07:54:00 PM »
Awesome wildlife pics, Jeff. Whats a snow shoe?  :D
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2014, 08:01:58 PM »
Nice pictures. Enjoying your land,I see
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Re: Snow shoeing near De Tour Village.
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2014, 08:03:08 PM »
Thanks for taking us to your little bit of heaven.   ;D
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2014, 08:15:25 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2014, 09:33:57 PM »
My Christmas gift to me was a trail cam. Sooooo much fun! Kind of like spying on these critters inner sanctum  :)
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 10:02:41 PM »
Whats a snow shoe?  :D

Your answer is in the first picture after the video.   :) :)
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Re: Snow shoeing near De Tour Village.
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 10:04:39 PM »
Now, I am cold.
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2014, 10:09:06 PM »
I enjoyed myself back there. :)
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2014, 10:10:43 PM »
I bet it was awesome and pristine. 
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2014, 10:32:27 PM »
Beautiful!  I got exhausted listening to your breathing!  I always assumed snowshoeing would be good workout.  You confirmed it!
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Re: Snow shoeing near De Tour Village.
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2014, 10:40:15 PM »
That was some tough snow shoing. It was 18 below this morning and the snow is powder and still hardly supports a shoe. I was still sinking in a foot sometimes. Those were some noisy shoes. Metal plastic and rubber. They are Lou's. My wood ones are virtually silent unless you step on your own shoe. :)
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2014, 07:41:33 PM »
Very nice thanks for letting us tag along.
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2014, 08:04:55 PM »
This post and pics makes me think of the explorers as they walked across our lands. They probably saw the same things you see Boss.
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2014, 08:13:20 PM »
Nice group of deer there. I see the coydogs are around to, maybe they will concentrate on the rabbits. ;D I wish I had a trail cam, don't know what to buy. The stores here don't stock much of anything. Might have one in store, might not for months. Just the way it is.
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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2014, 08:33:21 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2014, 08:51:44 PM »
That Lou is blowing and going.   smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2014, 09:11:49 PM »
The arch is found. That's how I do my driveway,but it takes me 3 times instead of his 2.
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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2014, 05:59:18 AM »
nice tour, thanks Jeff.  We got our snow shoes for the family 3 Christmas's ago.  No snow to speak of for 2 winters in a row.  Now its -20 with a 40mph cross wind.  They havn't been used yet :-[
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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2014, 06:05:42 AM »
I've got to dig mine out and get the heart pumping a little harder. Getting out of shape. Not much exercise standing around in the shop.  ::) Last two weeks has been thick crust, no dry snow...until today.
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« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2014, 07:24:45 AM »
Thanks Jeff for taking us with you. Deep snow shoeing is tough going for sure but usually worth the effort because of the beauty all around. Your pix just add to that even more. I really enjoyed them.

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« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2014, 11:48:10 PM »
Those pictures were great, and almost made me want to go back to snow country.  It looked like you were using some of the aluminum snowshoes that have a fairly small footprint.  If most of your snowshoeing is in deep powder on trails or open ground consider investing in some trail shoes similar to these.
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Re: Snow shoeing near De Tour Village.
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2014, 08:24:45 AM »
Those look very similar to my snow shoes I have at home, but I'd guess mine are less that 4 foot long. I was wearing Lou's snowshoes he keeps on his snow mobile for emergency.

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« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2014, 08:28:38 AM »
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2014, 02:38:27 PM »
Thanks for the walk Jeff, and thanks even more for keeping all that white stuff up your way  ;).  That sure is pretty though and i bet you still get the goosebumps every time you get to walk in there  :).


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