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Green Film Series Kicks Off January 19

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The Green Film Series will kick off its 2017 season on Thursday, January 19, 2017, with two films: “After Coal” (60 min) and “Half Life” (12 minutes). The series is held in room G002 of Hesterberg Hall in the Michigan Tech Forestry Building, starting at 7 pm. Coffee, dessert, and facilitated discussion will follow the screening. The event is free with a $3 suggested donation. The series is sponsored by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Keweenaw Land Trust.
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Swedetown Winter Trails Day is Sunday, January 15

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Winter Trails Day is a national celebration with over 100 events throughout country. As part of our 2017 event, Swedetown is celebrating (and showing off!) the new Prinoth Husky trail groomer. It’s nine feet tall with a 228 horsepower Mercedes Benz engine and a big wide high speed tiller with dumbo ears. Who doesn’t love big machines?
 
Free skiing and snowshoeing offered all day, normal day pass rate of $10 is not charged on Winter Trails Day. If you have a membership at other local trails, this will be a great time to visit Swedetown and try all the great trails. Swedetown Trails Club members will be on hand to suggest trails to explore.

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Posted in Nordic Skiing, Other Winter Events

Swedetown Adds Trail Cam

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Swedetown Trails has added a web camera with a trail view of Valley Trail. Of course we just had to add a snow yardstick to show the snow depth off the side of the groomed trail. Our “yardstick” is actually a little taller than a yard, just in case.

Since Valley Trail is a lighted trail, the evening view will show up as softly lit until 9 p.m. There is a second web camera with a view from inside the chalet looking out across the deck in case you are wondering how many skiers are out having fun at the moment (best in daytime).

There are also trail cameras on the Michigan Tech Trails.

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Great Bear Chase Reg Fees Increase Jan. 1

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Fees for the Great Bear Chase increase after December 31, so register today for the event of your choice. The event will be March 11, 2017, at the Swedetown Trails and includes 50km skiathlon, classic, and freestyle races; as well as 25km and 10km classic and freestyle. An excellent lunch follows the race, there are handcrafted awards and a number of door prizes, and each registrant receives a Great Bear Chase t-shirt. Visit the Great Bear Chase website for details and registration information.

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