The annual spring gear swap will take place Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Houghton High School multi-purpose room, from 10 am until 12:30 pm. All outdoor gear welcome, including bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, racks, camping equipment and climbing gear.
Drop off your gear Friday, April 10, between 5-7:30 pm or Saturday morning between 9 and 9:45 am. Pick up unsold items and payment 1-1:30 pm on Saturday. 15% of sales goes to Ski Tigers Nordic race team ($50 maximum commission). Details at skitigers.com
The Keweenaw Land Trust invites you to stop by the Marsin Nature Retreat on Sunday, March 1, 2015, for a fireside social. The event kicks off at 2:00 PM and will end about 6:30 pm, and is open to the public at no charge. This relaxed, indoor event is a great opportunity to learn more about the Marsin story and facility, meet new friends, and get the inside scoop on what’s been going on at KLT. We’ll have the fire stoked and plenty of room for you and your friends or family to stop by after an afternoon of adventuring in the Keweenaw’s snowy lands. KLT will have some games on hand, but feel free to bring your own. There will be a small potluck and we encourage you to bring a dish along to share. Please bring your own tableware.
The Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club’s annual Glide N Gorge is coming Sunday, March 1. The event features a ski through the Swedetown Creek gorge at the Maasto Hiihto trails in Hancock, with food stops along the way. Tickets are available at Down Wind Sports in Houghton and Cross Country Sports in Calumet. They are $20 until Friday, Feb 27, then $25 on the day of the event at the Four Seasons Chalet just north of the Houghton County Arena. You can also have a $20 ticket held for you at the chalet by contacting Candi at 281-5294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Great Bear Chase will take place Saturday, March 7 at Swedetown trails in Calumet. The race needs about 75 volunteers to make the event successful. Please consider volunteering on Friday or Saturday, March 6-7, if you are able. Simply click on the link below and complete the short form and the race committee will be in touch. http://www.greatbearchase.com/volunteer/#wpcf7-f105-p13-o1
This month’s film is Forks Over Knives, to be shown on Thursday, February 19th. Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that many of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The film features leading experts on health, examines the question “why we don’t know,” and tackles the issue of diet and disease in new and engaging ways.
The film will be shown in Hesterberg Hall in the Michigan Tech Forestry Building. The film will begin at 7:00 PM. Ray Sharp from the Community Planning & Preparedness team at the Western U. P. Health Department will lead a discussion after the film. The event is free and open to the public, though donations are appreciated. Delicious snacks and refreshments will be provided by the Keweenaw Co-Op for this month’s film.
After 20 years of drawing mountain bike riders to the Keweenaw, the Keweenaw Chain Drive Festival organizing committee has decided to retire the event.
“We’ve had a good run,” said co-founder and organizing committee member Dan Dalquist. “We feel the race has had a positive impact on mountain biking’s growth in the area in terms of local riders, the availability of local trails, and the large number of out of town riders we see here every weekend.”
The Keweenaw Land Trust will host a snowshoe hike at the Steve Farm Nature Area outside of Dollar Bay on Saturday, January 31. The guided hike will lead you to several of the nature area’s most stunning wintry features, including icy beaver dams, snowy pines, and frozen wetlands that are all but impenetrable at any other time of year. The hike begins at 1:00 PM. More information about the nature area is on the KLT website.